We are going to show you the temple of Dendara located to the North of Luxor city 65 km.
The whole complex covers some 40,000 square meters and is surrounded by a hefty mudbrick enclosed wall. Dendera was inhabited in prehistory, a useful oasis on the banks of the Nile. It seems that pharaoh Pepi I (ca. 2250 BC) built on this site and evidence exists of a temple in the Eighteenth Dynasty (ca 1500 BC). The earliest extant building in the compound today is the mammisi raised by Nectanebo II – last of the native pharaohs (360–343 BC). The features in the complex include:
Nearby is the Dendera necropolis, a series of Mastaba tombs. The necropolis dates from the Early Dynastic Period of the Old Kingdom to the First Intermediate Period of Egypt. The necropolis runs the eastern edge of the western hill and over the northern plain.
Aladin Tours Egyptology guide will pick you up from your assigned meeting point to start drive to the temple of Dendara -about 90 minutes driving- and you will get introduction about what you are going to see on the way to the visit. Arrive to Dendera temple to visit the Temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy.
The dominant building in the complex is the Temple of Hathor. The temple has been modified on the same site starting as far back as the Middle Kingdom, and continuing right up until the time of the Roman emperor Trajan. The existing structure began construction in the late Ptolemaic period at the time of Ptolemy Auletes in July 54 BCE and the hypo style hall was built in the Roman period under Tiberius.
In Egypt, Trajan was quite active in constructing buildings and decorating them. He appears, together with Domitian, in offering scenes on the propylon of the Temple of Hathor. His cartouche also appears in the column shafts of the Temple of Khnum at Esna.
Stop for Lunch in authentic restaurant to eat and refresh. After you finish the visit, our guide will drop you off to starting point.
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