ESNA TEMPLE PDF

Guide to a Perfect trip in Egypt! It was the ancient city of Senat, called Latopolis by the Greeks. It was "the city of the fish" where the Nile perch fish was worshipped as divine. Today it is very famous for its river barrage and as a result, it is a stopover for many cruise boats. The Temple of Esna, which was buried beneath its own debris for many centuries, is located in the center of the town, close to the River Nile and only a short walk from your boat through the local market. The temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, the god of creation.

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Guide to a Perfect trip in Egypt! It was the ancient city of Senat, called Latopolis by the Greeks. It was "the city of the fish" where the Nile perch fish was worshipped as divine. Today it is very famous for its river barrage and as a result, it is a stopover for many cruise boats. The Temple of Esna, which was buried beneath its own debris for many centuries, is located in the center of the town, close to the River Nile and only a short walk from your boat through the local market.

The temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, the god of creation. The walls are covered with 4 rows of reliefs, showing Ptolemaic and Roman Emperors dressed in Pharaoh costumes, sacrificing to the God of the Temple. There are chambers on both sides of the temple entrance that were used by the priests and keepers of the temple as storerooms.

Flanking the entrance to each room, you will notice Emperor Trajan, carried in a litter by six Priests, with jackal and hawk masks of the gods.

The most interesting scenes in this temple are the ones you will find on the roof, which is decorated with astronomical representations. Significantly at the foot of this representation is the last known hieroglyphic inscriptions ever recorded, completed by the Roman Emperor Dios in A.

To reach the Temple you have to descend a long flight of steps, but be careful, they are very steep!

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Temple of Khnum

Columns in Temple of Esneh. The temple of Esna, dedicated to the god Khnum , his consorts Menhit and Nebtu , their son, Heka , and the goddess Neith , [16] was remarkable for the beauty of its site and the magnificence of its architecture. It was built of red sandstone, and its portico consisted of six rows of four columns each, with lotus-leaf capitals, all of which however differ from each other. There was a smaller temple, dedicated to the triad of Latopolis, about two miles and a half north of the city, at a village now called el-Dayr. This latter building was destroyed in the 19th century, as it stood in the way of a new canal.

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Temple of Esna

The Esna Temple or Temple of Khnum is a sacred shrine at Esna, Egypt dedicated to several gods primarily to Khnum god of creation and the Nile River but also to Heka god of magic , Horus god of victory and Neith god of war. Esna Temple is built in Ancient Latapolis, about mi south of Cairo. The roof of the building holds an interesting representation of ancient Egyptian astronomy. It supported by 6 sturdy columns decorated with floral patterns of which still holds faint original color.

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