Traveling for pleasure and sightseeing have been around for a very long time. At the temple of Edfu, today’s visitors can see a 2000-year-old tourist guide; it’s inscribed in a 300 meter band around the enclosure wall.
The author, an unknown priest, describes the temple in its heyday including its religious services, painted walls, fixtures and fittings. With “the embellishing of its walls with gold, the laying on of the colours” the imposing building must have glinted like a precious jewel in the sunlight.
The writer even tells us that work on the temple had to be halted for a time because of a rebellion in Upper Egypt.
His account of the temple’s inauguration festival conjures up a lively scene of excess. People from as far away as Dendara, where Hathor, wife of the god Horus had her temple, traveled upriver to join in the festivities and a great time was had by all.
Temple of Horus at Edfu is a limited Edition print.
Each print is made with light fast inks and printed on 305gsm museum quality Hahnemuhle fine art paper.
The quality is exceptional and if framed with acid free mount card and board will retain its detail and colour for around 200 years. Each print is signed and numbered and delivered in an extra thick custom made mailing tube.
Each print comes with a certificate of authentication. Paper size 19 inches (48cm) wide by 13 high (33cm) The edition is limited to just 200 world wide. UK Shipping Fee £10 International Shipping Fee £15
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