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Dec 11, 2005 - Edfu temple

Several important religious festivals dealing with the life of Horus were celebrated at Edfu. During the annual union with the solar disc, Horus's earthly form was brought to the roof of the temple to be rejuvenated by the sun's rays. Another important ritual was the festival of the happy reunion, the god's icon was removed from the temple in a ceremonial boat, then taken to Dendera to escort gal-pal Hathor back to hs humble abode for some play... Original boat is in the Egyptian museum in Cairo.. Which I didn't get to see, b/c all the...

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