Dendera Temple Complex, Dendera

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Impressive stone carvings and colorful hieroglyph depictions define Dendera Temple Complex, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. The most stunning of the temples at Dendera on the Nile, this structure was built during the Ptolemaic period and was used until the Roman emperor Trajan at the beginning of the second millennia. See bright images of Cleopatra VI and her son but also depictions of Roman emperors alongside Egyptian gods. Once an ancient healing and fertility center, the temple was much visited then and still makes a popular tourist attraction due to its well-preserved colored reliefs. Plan your Dendera Temple Complex visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dendera using our Dendera trip itinerary maker site.
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  • This temple is about 1.5hrs from Luxor, but probably my favorite temple. Magnificent drawings. They look original vs the restored ones in Luxor. Multiple floors going up. Don't forget to go down.....  more »
  • Dendera is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. Since it is usually visited first on the excursion to Luxor, it is somehow is associated with early morning and....  more »
  • Should you make the 3-hour round trip from Luxor to visit Dendera? Yes! The beautifully restored main temple is dedicated to goddess Hathor and is virtually intact, complete with dark chambers...  more »
  • The most lovely place in Egypt. Must to visit with individual guide. Very interesting temple with many layers and wall's pictures. Amazing atmosphere there, especially in basement rooms. And you can touch another era and culture.
  • One of the best Authentic and well kept heritage of the great Egyptian civilization temples !
  • Fantastic temple not many tourists but very highly recommended.
  • Beautiful Hathor temple well restored.
  • Some of the Medu Neter is preserved to perfection!

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