Sites & cities that bear the name of Edfu


Today in : Egypt
First trace of activity : ca. 3,100 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Behdet, ⲉⲧⲃⲟ, Ⲧⲃⲱ, Ⲁⲧⲃⲱ, Ⲧⲃⲟ, Ⲑⲃⲱ, إدفو, Naga el-Goneima, Idfu, Edfou, Tell Edfu

Description : Edfu (Egyptian Arabic: إدفو‎ pronounced [ˈʔedfu], Coptic: Ⲧⲃⲱ vars. Ⲁⲧⲃⲱ, Ⲧⲃⲟ (Sahidic); Ⲑⲃⲱ(Bohairic); also spelt Idfu, or in modern French as Edfou, and known in antiquity as Behdet) is an Egyptian city, located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. For the ancient history of the city, see below. Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus and an ancient settlement, Tell Edfu (described below). About 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Edfu are remains of ancient pyramids.

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