Once an important village on the east bank of the Nile, 20km north of Luxor, Shenhur is a little-visited site just to the south of the town of Qus. The Arabic name of the village is derived from hieroglyphs found on the Roman Temple of Isis at Shenhur, p3-š-n-hr which translates as ‘The Lake of Horus’, a mysterious name as there is no evidence of a lake or water feature here.
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