Alabaster Statue of Horus (copy)

<p align="center"> According to a myth, Horus had a fight with his uncle Seth (who had killed his father Osiris). Seth tore out his left eye, but the god Thoth restored it. The Eye of Horus, or<em>wedjat</em>, came to stand for making whole, or healing. This is why it was used as amulets, for protection and strength. It was even painted on boats to protect them. Today, in places like Egypt and Greece, boats still have Horus eyes on them. <p align="center"> <p align="center"> Horus was worshipped all over Egypt, but his main temple was at a place called Edfu, which is south of Luxor. <p align="center"> In the Ptolemaic period (332-30BC) the temple was rebuilt, and today it is the best-preserved ancient temple in Egypt. You can still see the statues of Horus staring angrily ahead (he's still angry at Seth!)