The Temple of Edfu is an Ancient Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which, during the Greco-Roman period, was known as Apollinópolis Magna, dedicated to the god of gods, Horus-Apollo. It is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built during the Hellenistic period between 237 and 57 BC. C. The inscriptions on its walls provide important information about language, mythology and religion during the Greco-Roman world in Ancient Egypt. In particular, their inscribed texts about the construction of the temple, have details of its construction and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and other temples such as the Island of Creation. There are also important scenarios and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama that were related to the ancient conflict between Horus and Seth.

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