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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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].
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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.
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