Offerings Forecourt

This perfect place, the Nome of Horus-Ra, is his horizon on earth, is the House of Appearance of His Majesty, is the Great Throne of His Ka, on which he appears and sets, in the Shrine that Protects Khepri of the quickly born child, is the place at which His body has been nourished since the First Beginning, is the Chamber of the Falcon is the Ruler’s House of the ruler, is the Tomb of the Falcon with the Dappled Plumage, is the Great Place of the greatest of the gods, is the House of the Strong One of Horus, the strong bull, is the Palace of the Revenger, who drives the hot-headed from Egypt, is the Place of Stabbing of the one who stabs the Wamamati Snake, is the Horizon of Eternity and Primeval Hill of the horizon god, is the Shrine of the divine Winged Disk.

– The Great Building Inscription of the edfu Temple Translated by Dieter Kurth

About the Offerings Forecourt

The Forecourt, or Offerings Forecourt as it was called among other things, is the place where the general population gathered to attain favors from Horus, as well as where the festivals of the temple were held. There are thirty-two columns in the Forecourt’s colonnades, twelve on each west and east sides and the remaining eight on the south side next to the pylon gateway. Carved on these columns are reliefs of Ptolemaic pharaohs making offerings to local gods. The cartouches inscribed in the court are empty, where future pharaohs would have their names carved inside them. On the walls of the forecourt are carved reliefs of the Pharaoh making offerings to the gods, as well as slaying enemies. Also recorded are significant events and festivals.

Djeba hieroglyphs
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