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Edfu is a city of Egypt that is located amidst Esna and Aswan, towards the western bank of River Nile. The Ptolemaic Temple of Horus is situated in Edfu and is an ancient community. It isn’t that significant for tourists but is a main attraction for archaeologists.. This is due to it being a monument which is historically rich and containing enough evidence regarding the ancient Egyptians. If analyzed in this context, it’s more important than the Ptolemaic Temple.
The settlement is severely eroded and due to cutting and sebakh digging, it’s extremely exposed but despite that enough has been preserved to learn about the Predynastic Era even. The preserved remains tell a story of Edfu’s evolutionary journey as a provincial city, from the Old kingdom’s end to the Byzantine period. Edfu’s settlement contributed significantly as Second Upper Egypt Nome’s capital. The ancient most part of the town is based near the Ptolemaic Temple towards the east and can be traced back to the Late Old Kingdom times.
The town expanded towards the west extensively and flourished throughout the First Intermediate time period. Edfu was among the small number of settlements that managed to thrive despite the northern side, especially the region surrounding the delta, declining economically. This has been proved by the evidence collected from the settlements sites by archaeologists.
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