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Apollonopolis Magna
Ancient Egyptian: Behdet/Djeba/Wetjeset-Hor
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Temple of Horus at Edfu.

Location Edfu
Coordinates 24°58′40″N 32°52′24″E
Region Upper Egypt
Nome Wetjes-Hor
Main deities Horus
Monuments Temple of Horus
For other pages by this name, see Apollonopolis.

Apollonopolis Magna, or Behdet in ancient Egyptian (transliteration: bḥdt), was a city on the west bank of the Nile, located in Upper Egypt. It was the capital city of Wetjes-Hor, the second nome of Upper Egypt. The ancient site is located at the modern city of Edfu. It is known for its Temple of Horus, which was re-built in Ptolemaic times on the ruins of a former New Kingdom temple. About 5 km (3.1 mi) south of Edfu are remains of ancient pyramids.

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