Volume I Plate 52 - The Temple of Horus at Edfu ~ The Temple of Horus is considered to be one of the most beautiful and preserved Temples in Egypt. On the undersurface of the main archway into the temple are six sets of winged images, each with slightly different attributes. The Winged Sun Disc, which can be seen just above the doorway, is thought to have originated from the corona effect of a solar eclipse which can give the appearance of wings. As the Sun had such powerful significance to the ancient Egyptians, this apparition would have held great symbolism for them. Nearly every surface in the temple is covered by carvings and hieroglyphics, some of which were defaced by Christians as they considered the images to be pagan.

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