Sailing to Edfu, then Kom Ombo Temple

After Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple, we returned back to the ship for lunch, then our ship set sail to Edfu. While sailing the Nile, the sunset call of prayer echoed throughout the river.

We sailed through the night, passing through the Esna Lock, to get to Edfu. The next morning we were greeted with a line of carriages to take us to Edfu Temple.

The Edfu Temple is made of sandstone, and was dedicated to the god Horus between 237 and 57 BC. What I found fascinating was the hieroglyphs were in excellent condition.

Our visit wasn’t very long, and we were back in our carriage, heading back to the ship to cast off to Kom Ombo.

Kom Ombo

We reached Kom Ombo at sunset, and our ship docked for about an hour to allow us to check out the Temple. While the view was beautiful at sunset, it was hard to walk around the temple with the uneven steps.  I had to use my phone’s flashlight to help me navigate the area, to avoid tripping.

The hieroglyphs were amazing.  As we left the temple, there was a museum of mummified crocodiles for us to check out.

%d bloggers like this: