Kanais

Kanais, Edfu

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thor2705
Ottawa, Canada2,236 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
A roman period temple. Very well preserved and full of great sights. A copy of the pharaoh boat and a well preserve altar. Nice preserved colours mostly on the ceilings
Written 24 April 2017
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Sale1007
United Kingdom767 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
Thirty-five miles along the Edfu-Mersa Alam road is Seti I's Temple at Kanais. A Roman well and fortlet stand here too. The temple is cut into the cliff face, a rare occurrence in Egypt. It is a small Temple but you can only access it by car.
Written 21 October 2016
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TAMAN1951
Liberty Lake, WA5,755 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Easy access made this place all the more enjoyable.

The artifacts here are awesome and well worth the visit.

So many aces in Egypt and so thankful the nice folks here share them with us.
Written 31 May 2015
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Superkatt
Sweden6,682 contributions
Feb 2013 • Family
Beautiful and well-preserved colorful Temple, tasteful as everything build under Seti I time. Remains of roman fort nearby, including well-preserved well (70 meter deep according to personell on site). Temple is situated a bit off road over a plain, maybe 500 meters easy walking south from road Edfu-Marsa Alam.
Written 1 February 2013
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eLaReF
Scotland, UK17,586 contributions
This is sometimes known as el Ridisya but this is a nearby village
Although posted under 'Luxor' which is where we did it from, it is technically nearer Aswan.
We drove down the main East Bank road and then turned left for Marsa Allam, driving just over 40km in this direction.

They do not allow flash photography in the temple because of the remaining colours.

The guardians are very helpful as always and pointed out ‘graffiti’ on the rock walls to the left of the temple, inviting us for a cuppa afterwards – we were probably the only other people he saw that day.
Toilet facilities involved going behind his hut.

I found all the information about this site on http://egyptsites.wordpress.com/ and it is thanks to Su Bayfield I was able to go or understand what was there.
Any information that I gave would just be a copy of her work which I will not do

Being a believer in the saying that ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, I have put up a few pictures on this but you can see more on my webshots page at http://community.webshots.com/user/elaref
Written 30 October 2010
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