The Temple of Horus at Edifu is the most complete Temple from Pharonic times left in Egypt, and possibly the most beautiful.
It was buried in Sand for almost 2000 years thus leading to the Amazing state of Preservation of all the Heiroglyphics and carvings.
Like most of the Rest of Egypt, THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of tourists pass through every day.........."Desecrating" these "Holy Places" according to............One. Probably does not want the Native populations to hunt whales, use gill nets or eat seal either. This is one of their main resources and they use it. Over 50% of the Egyptian Economy derives from Tourism. About 15% of the Working population of the country works in Tourism. The "Desecration" of the "Holy Sites" came years ago, when People from other countries, Who thought they "Knew Better" than the Native Polulation, came and took priceless artifacts from this country. You know, like How the Current Adminstration and Democratic Congress thinks they "Know Better" than the average, "Ordinary", "Little" people and decided to Tax us all to Hell with a Health Care Bill that 70% of the Population did not want.
Taking a picture is not Desecration. Taking a picture provides much needed money to the Decendants of the amazing people who built these places. Edifu Temple took over 100 years to build, but now over 2,200 years later it gives the decendants of the very people who worked on it then jobs, schools, hospitals, transportation, and modern infastructure.
Desecration? Try Preservation. Try Salvation.
Sorry for that everyone. Just need to keep the Haters in their place.
ANYWAY, we had a wonderful morning in this Beautiful place.
I am Going to have so many pictures to share that I actually might put a sizeable dent in my 1 Terabyte drive.
In fact I may have to do one whole post on stupid tourist photo poses that friends make you take.
Cruising down the Nile as I post this on the way to Aswan. Loving Egypt so far...........though 100 degrees at 10am was a bit much this morning. The cruise boat is wonderful. Many more photos of that later.