Sat, Oct 23: Edfu, Egypt
The Temple of Horus at Edfu is dedicated to Horus, the god with the falcon head, and son of Isis and Osiris. It’s one of the later built and better preserved Egyptian temples, making it well worth the visit.
From the dock, we were shuttled to the temple on horse-drawn carriages. It’s a five minute ride. This was a fun break from the usual modes of transportation. I had a slow horse, being passed by other carriages along the way.
Gosford Glyphs at Edfu
The Gosford Glyphs (Karlong Hieroglyphs) are carved into sandstone walls in Australia. Some say this proves that the dynastic Egyptians sailed to Australia. The main-stream academics call it a hoax, citing one of the hieroglyphs doesn’t even exist.
The unrecognized glyph does not exist in Old and Middle Kingdom Egyptian text, that is true. But it does occur later, in the New Kingdom. The proof is carved into a wall at the Temple of Horus, and also at Kom Ombo.
Who could have possibly written and carved a meaningful story in hieroglyphs? Do you think it was a hoax by a modern-day professor or an ancient Egyptian who used that language in their day? Let us know in the comments below,
Here’s an excellent walkthrough of the Gosford Glyphs.
Part of the Ben UnchartedX Egypt Tour