Idfu

Idfu

(ĭd`fo͞o) or

Edfu

(ĕd`–), town (1986 pop. 45,737), S central Egypt, on the Nile River. It is an agricultural trade center and has paper mills and a sugar refinery. Idfu was the capital of a predynastic upper Egyptian kingdom that flourished c.3400 B.C. and worshiped HorusHorus
, in Egyptian religion, sky god, god of light and goodness. One of the most important of the Egyptian deities, Horus was the son of Osiris and Isis. In a famous myth he avenged the murder of his father by defeating Set, the god of evil and darkness.
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. Later, a large sandstone temple of Horus was built there by Ptolemy III and Ptolemy IV. It is one of the finest extant examples of Egyptian temple architecture. Excavations have yielded a field of mastabas dating from the Old Kingdom, a Roman necropolis, and Coptic and Byzantine remains. The town was known to the Greeks, who identified Horus with Apollo, as Apollinopolis Magna.

Idfu

 

a city in the Arab Republic of Egypt, in Upper Egypt. Population, 27,300 (1966). Idfu is a port on the Nile River and a railroad station. It has sugar and cellulose paper industries; it is also a trade center for agricultural produce. Handicrafts are manufactured in Idfu.

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It is notable, however, and this simply to indicate that postulating such contact is highly plausible, that today between Idfu and Aswan are found the three forms, (1), (2), and (3) in close proximity.
He had excavated the temples at Idfu and at Karnak, the pyramid of Khafre at Giza, and the tomb of Seti I at Luxor.
Then, board the new Sun Boat II for an 8-day Nile cruise to Kom Ombo, Idfu, Luxor (Thebes), Valley of the Kings, and Abydos.
These contracts identified lands located from the Fayyum to Idfu in Upper Egypt, and indicated a shift from individual to institutional administration of tax revenues.
The phosphate belt is well developed in three regions, namely, the Quseir-Safaga region (along the Red Sea coast), the Idfu region (along the Nile Valley), and the Kharga-Dakhla region in the western desert, (Abu-Tartur area) [6-7].