TWO TEXTS OF CARRYING THE PROCESSION OF THE GOD HORUS AND THE GODDESS HATHOR AT EDFU TEMPLE
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Archaeologist, Ministry of Antiquities, Bahariya Oasis Unit, New Valley, Egypt
Edfu temple is one of the most complete and well-preserved of all the Egyptian temples. The actual building only dates back to Ptolemaic times. I aim with this essay to develop the understanding of the two Processions of Horus of Behdety and Hathor which are existed on the second Hypostyle Hall through the examination of the iconographies, epithets, nature and role. The processions with statues were reminiscent of the annually journey that the statue of the goddess Hathor undertook by boat from Dendara to Edfu. Here I am trying to investigate questions of the physical movement of the portable barks carrying each temples divine statue and to better understand the ritual events.
Edfu; Horus of Behdety; Hathor; The two processions of Horus and Hathor
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