Temple city dating
His team identified the remains of a small sanctuary from the Late or Ptolemaic period, possibly the Osiris chapel built by Psamtek I.
Henne was followed by Octave Guéraud in 1928 then by Maurice Alliot in 1931 who each explored and excavated different aspects of the settlement remains.
Today, the ancient mound of Tell Edfu is preserved in some areas up to 20 m high and contains complete archaeological sequences of occupation dating to the Old Kingdom until the Graeco-Roman period, more than 3000 years of history, therefore providing ideal conditions to study the development of a provincial town.
A sheriff's news release stated the man ran from the deputies, entered the rear passenger door of his vehicle and then armed himself with a shotgun. Authorities fired a flash-bang device at the SUV, but there appeared to be no movement from inside.Of all the temple remains in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved. According to Notitia Dignitatum, part of Legio II Traiana Fortis was camped in Apollo superior, which was the Roman name for the town.Built from sandstone blocks, the huge Ptolemaic temple was constructed over the site of a smaller New Kingdom temple, oriented east to west, facing towards the river. Although unassuming and unglamorous to the visiting tourists, Tell Edfu is a monument that contains evidence of more Egyptian history and is of more archaeological interest than the Ptolemaic temple.The Sheriff's Department said it was not releasing his name.Authorities remarked on the shootout as an example of the dangers that deputies face daily.
The settlement at Edfu was the capital of the Second Upper Egypt nome, and played an important role within the region.