Temple of Hathor, Dendera
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- 74%History Buffs
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Member Reviews (3)
- Temple of Hathor, DenderaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 22, 2013
This is one of the few enclosed structures that we saw on our trip. Gives visitors a better sense of what these structures were like when they before they were damaged by history and the elements.
- Temple of Hathor, DenderaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersSep 08, 2012
This is actually about and hour or so drive from Luxor and is well worth seeing. Not only for some very well preserved reliefs but hardly any tourists around. For example the ceiling as you walk in is amazing!
- Temple of Hathor, DenderaFirst to ReviewJul 04, 2012
The Temple of Hathor is in Dendera, about an hour north of Luxor by good road. This place is awesome. Hit it early, though, if you're on your own; the big buses from Luxor come in like the Normandy Landing between 10-11 AM. It was sacred to the goddess Hat'hor and was in use well into Roman times. There's a Birthing House on the right side, just inside the slumping mud-brick Roman Wall, which gives the whole story of Hathor & her sons' birth. The quality of some of the heiroglyphs inside the main temple is astonishing & around back you can see reliefs of Cleopatra and her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion. The Sacred Lake just beyond the main temple is cool -- a date palm garden now, which you can descend into with ease.