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Idfu was the Greek city of Apollinopolis Magna, and is a religious and commercial center. Located about 33 miles south of (Esna) Isna and 65 miles north of Aswan. The main attraction here is the Temple of Horus, which is considered to be the most beautiful and best preserved temples in Egypt. It is distinguished by its splendid structure that blends Pharaonic and Greek architecture. The remains of the original old city of Djeba are thought to be just west of the Temple.
Idfu (Edfu) was the capital of the second nome (Horus) of Upper Egypt. The town was known as Tbot by the early Egyptians, by the Greeks as Apollinopolis Magna and by Atbo during Coptic times. Excavatioms have unearthed some of the ancient city, the Old Kingdom mastabas and the Byzantine house.