as '''Behdet'''; ) is an Egyptian city (list of Egyptian cities), located on the west bank of the Nile River between Esna and Aswan, with a population of approximately sixty thousand people. For the ancient history of the city, see below (#Apollonopolis Magna). Edfu is the site of the Ptolemaic (History of Ptolemaic Egypt) ''Temple of Horus'' and an ancient settlement, ''Tell Edfu'' (described below). About

on north of Edfu are remains of ancient pyramids. Edfu Temple of Horus thumb 160px Street in Edfu (File:Street in Edfu.jpg) The town is known for the major Ptolemaic (Ptolemaic dynasty) temple, built between 237 BC and 57 BC, into the reign of Cleopatra VII. Of all the temple remains in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is the most completely preserved. Built from sandstone blocks, the huge Ptolemaic temple was constructed over the site

Chamba, Himachal Pradesh

; thumb left Narasimha Temple, Brahmaur (File:Narasimha Temple, Brahmaur, Chamba.jpg), the ancient capital of the district. The recorded history of the Rajput rulers is traced to an eminent individual named Maru who is said to have moved to northwest India from Kalpagrama, around 500 AD. Bharati (2001), pp.16-23 He founded his capital in the Budhal river valley at a place called Brahmaputra, which later became known as Bharmour or Bhramaur

and informing him that his daughter had been taken away from him permanently as a punishment of his lack of trust in her morals. Bharati (2001), p.24 The King, fully chastened, sought redemption for his sin by expanding the hermitage into a temple, named in his daughter’s honour and built a city around the temple. Today this temple, called the Champavati Temple, belongs to the Royal family and the King’s daughter is venerated as a goddess. Every year, since 935

where the two rivers and steep thickly forested hillsides provided a strong defense. Located here is the 10th century Champavati Temple, said to have marked the birth of the town, the Lakshmi Narayan group of temples (built from 10th-19th century), the 10th century Sita Ram Temple, Bansi Gopal temple, Kharura Mohalla and Hari Rai temple, the 11th century Sui Mata Temple and Chamunda Devi Temple, and the Akhand Chandi palace, overlooking the Chaugan, which has since been converted into a college.<


flying over a pagoda in Bagan Bagan survived into the 15th century as a human settlement, Aung-Thwin 1985: 196–197 and as a pilgrimage destination throughout the imperial period. A smaller number of "new and impressive" religious monuments still went up to the mid-15th century but afterward, new temple constructions slowed to a trickle with fewer than 200 temples built between the 15th and 20th centuries. The old

capital remained a pilgrimage destination but pilgrimage was focused only on "a score or so" most prominent temples out of the thousands such as the Ananda (Ananda Temple), the Shwezigon (Shwezigon Pagoda), the Sulamani (Sulamani Temple), the Htilominlo (Htilominlo Temple), the Dhammayazika (Dhammayazika Pagoda), and a few other temples along an ancient road. The rest—thousands of less famous, out-of-the-way temples—fell into disrepair, and most did not survive the test of time

—some finished with "a rude plastered surface, scratched without taste, art or result". The interiors of some temples were also whitewashed, such as the Thatbyinnyu (Thatbyinnyu Temple) and the Ananda. Many painted inscriptions and even murals were added in this period. Stadtner 2011: 217 20th century to present File:Pumpkin Pagoda -Bupaya Pagoda-, Pagan, Upper Burma.jpg thumb The original Bupaya seen here in 1868 was completely destroyed


talukcensus.htm Alapuzha Taluk Census , alappuzha.gov.in Census 2001. It is north of the state capital Thiruvananthapuram on the MC Road (Main Central Road). Chengannur is connected to Kollam and Kottayam by NH 220 (National Highway 220 (India)). Chengannur is noted for its Shiva Temple Chengannur Mahadeva Kshetram and its Old Syrian Church. Chengannur is also a major destination of Sabarimala pilgrims

Commission of India "Kerala Assembly Election 2001 Chengannur". Empowering India. Retrieved 2 August 2013. Religion The population of Chengannur mainly practices Hinduism and Christianity. Some Muslims are also found in the M.C. Road Mulakuzha region of the town. Temples File:Mahadeva temple, Chengannur - Entrance.JPG thumb Mahadeva temple at Chengannur, Alappuzha, Kerala

* Mahadeva Temple, Chengannur * Mahavishnu (Bheemesenan)Temple, Puliyoor * Vandimala Devasthanam, Chengannur * Vadasserikkavu Bhagavathi Temple * Thrichittatt Maha Vishnu Temple * Sasthamkulangara Narasimha Murthi Temple * Gandharvamuttam Devi Temple, Mulakuzha * Vallikkavu Devikshethram, Elanjimel * Kalippil Sree Bhuvaneswari Temple, Elanjimel * Sri Krishna Swamy Temple, Elanjimel * Azhakiyakavu Devi Kshethram * Neervilakom Ayyappa Temple * Edanadu Mahadeva Kshethram * Devi Kshetram, Puthencavu


City)-- motto image_skyline Baalbek - temple of Jupiter.jpg imagesize 300px image_caption Temple of Jupiter in Baalbeck image_flag flag_size image_seal seal_size image_shield shield_size image_blank_emblem blank_emblem_type blank_emblem_size image_map mapsize

blank1_name blank1_info website thumb right Temple of Bacchus (File:Baalbek-Bacchus.jpg) right thumb Details inside Temple of Bacchus (File:Baalbek-Bacchus-Details.jpg) '''Baalbeck''', also known as '''Baalbek''' ( ) is a town in the Beqaa Valley of Lebanon situated east

of the Litani River. Known as '''Heliopolis''' ( ) during the period of Roman (Roman Empire) rule, it was one of the largest sanctuaries in the empire and contains some of the best preserved Roman ruins in Lebanon. The gods that were worshipped at the temple – Jupiter (Jupiter (mythology)), Venus (Venus (mythology)), and Bacchus (Dionysus) – were grafted onto the indigenous deities of Hadad, Atargatis, and a young male god of fertility. Local influences are seen


of Amun-Re, 2nd left: View of night in Luxor Temple, 2nd right: Colossi of Memnon Statue, Middle left: Pillars of Great Hypostyle Hall ancient site, Middle right: Hatshepsut Temple in Deir el-Bchari, 4th left: RamsesⅡstatue in Karnak Temple, 4th right: Needle Monument in Karnak Temple, Bottom: View of Pillars of Great Hypostyle Hall ancient site image_flag flag_size image_seal seal_size image_shield shield_size

luxor.gov.eg As the site of the Ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (Thebes, Egypt), Luxor has frequently been characterized as the "world's greatest open air museum", as the ruins of the temple (Egyptian temple) complexes at Karnak and Luxor (Luxor Temple) stand within the modern city. Immediately opposite, across the River Nile, lie the monuments

is a loanword from the Latin ''castrum'' "fortified camp". '''Online Etymology Dictionary''': Luxor History thumb left Pharaonic statue in Luxor Temple (File:Egypt.LuxorTemple.02.jpg) Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom, and the glorious city of the god Amon-Ra. The city was regarded in the Ancient Egyptian texts as ''w3s.t'' (approximate

Yehud Medinata

) under the Persian Empire image_coat YehudObverse 1.jpg coat Obverse of Jewish Yehud - a silver coin from Persian period flag_p1 Nebukadnessar II.jpg s1 Macedonia (ancient kingdom) flag_s1 Vergina_sun.svg capital Jerusalem latd 31 latm 47 latNS N longd 35 longm 13 longEW E common_languages Aramaic, Hebrew religion Second Temple Judaism event_start Cyrus (Cyrus the Great) invasion of Babylonia event_end

BCE'', (2003) ISBN 1-58983-055-5, p.xxi align "left" Return to Jerusalem of Zerubbabel as governor of Yehud and Joshua as High Priest - bgcolor "#ffffec" align "left" valign top align "center" 520-515 BCE align "left" Rebuilding of the Temple (Second Temple) - bgcolor "#ffffec" align "left" valign top align "center" 458? BCE align "left" Arrival

Nebuchadnezzar again besieged Jerusalem (Siege of Jerusalem (587 BC)), and many Jews fled to Moab, Ammon, Edom and other countries to seek refuge. The city fell after an eighteen month siege and Nebuchadnezzar again pillaged and destroyed Jerusalem and burned the Temple (Temple of Solomon). Thus, by 586 BCE much of Judah was devastated, the royal family, the priesthood, and the scribes - the country's elite - were in exile in Babylon, and the former kingdom suffered a steep decline


is Trincomalee Urban Council. Trincomalee city is home to the famous Koneswaram temple alluded to in its historic Tamil name ''Thirukonamalai'' and is home to other historical monuments such as the Bhadrakali Amman Temple, Trincomalee (Pathirakali Amman Temple), the Trincomalee Hindu Cultural Hall and, opened in 1897, the Trincomalee Hindu College (R. K. M. Sri Koneswara Hindu College). Trincomalee is also the site of the Trincomalee railway station and an ancient ferry service

to Jaffna and the south side of the harbour at Muttur (Muttur (Sri Lanka)). The recorded history of Trincomalee spans more than two and a half thousand years (List of cities by time of continuous habitation) beginning with civilian settlement associated with the Koneswaram temple in the pre-modern era. One of the oldest cities in Asia, it has served as a major maritime seaport in the international trading history of the island with South East Asia. In the ancient world, it was successively

in the world" and by the British, "the most valuable colonial possession on the globe, as giving to our Indian Empire a security which it had not enjoyed from elsewhere." Popular tourist destinations include its beaches at Uppuveli, Salli and Nilaveli, used for temple visits, surfing, scuba diving, fishing and whale watching, and the Kanniya Hot Springs. Trincomalee is served by a campus of the Eastern University, Sri Lanka and has been the inspiration

Historic Filipinotown, Los Angeles

Historic Filipinotown Western Gateway at the corner of Temple St. and Silverlake Blvd. pushpin_map United States Los Angeles Central pushpin_label_position right pushpin_map_caption Location within Central Los Angeles pushpin_mapsize 250 latd 34.0719 longd -118.272959 established_title Named established_date 2002 postal_code_type Zip code postal_code 90026 blank_name_sec1 Streets blank_info_sec1 Alvarado Street, Beverly

Boulevard , Glendale Boulevard, Temple Street (Temple Street (Los Angeles)) thumbnail none Filipino Christian Church is a City of Los Angeles Historical Landmark (File:Filipino Christian Church.jpg) '''Historic Filipinotown''' is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California (Los Angeles), that makes up the southwest portion of Echo Park (Echo Park, Los Angeles). It was created by a resolution proposed by then-City Councilmember Eric Garcetti on August 2, 2002. The district

is bounded by the Hoover Street on the west to Glendale Boulevard on the east, Temple Street (Temple Street (Los Angeles)) on the north, Beverly Boulevard on the south side. This section of Echo Park has always been a puzzle, especially since it was separated from its northern portion by the US 101 Freeway (U.S. Route 101) in the 1950s and the southern section of the park where the tennis courts and baseball field are located. Historical Background The district is the first official

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