The Temple of Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in Edfu Upper Egypt The city was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna after the chief god Horus-Apollo It is one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt The temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC The inscriptions on its walls provide important information on language myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt In particular the Temple's inscribed building texts provide details both of its construction  and also preserve information about the mythical interpretation of this and all other temples as the Island of Creation There are also important scenes and inscriptions of the Sacred Drama which related the age-old conflict between Horus and Seth They are translated by the German Edfu-Project