Luxor, Dendera Temple

Egypt continues to reveal its secrets. The temple of the goddess Hathor in Dendera is one such place. The temple was built at the end of I century BC and well preserved, as it was under the sand until the end of the nineteenth century. Also in the program of the tour: a visit to the Karnak temple complex, Colossi of Memnon, alabaster factory and papyrus museum. Walk along the Nile. Banana Island (extra charge). During lunch, drinks at extra charge.

Dendera, which was called Tentira in ancient times, is a small town located opposite the large city of Qena. It is known that during the time of the pharaohs, Dendera was an important religious center dedicated to the goddess Hathor. As the daughter of Ra and wife of the god Horus, Hathor was responsible for beauty, femininity, joy, and other feelings and traits associated with love. It is known that the ancient Egyptians personified Hathor as a heavenly cow. The temple of the goddess Hathor, which was located in ancient Tentir, can be seen now, but already in modern Dendera.

The sanctuary is perfectly preserved and allows you to enjoy not only the exterior of the temple, but also the interior decoration.

Archaeologists say that although the temple was originally built during the Ptolemaic dynasty, it was finished by the Romans. This allows tourists to see this temple almost in pristine condition, which is considered a great rarity, as many religious buildings of pharaonic times have reached us in a dilapidated state.

Take with you to the excursion: passport, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insurance policy.
Weekday of the excursion: Thursday
Time of the excursion: 05.00-22.00
Price adult: 80$
Price child: 40$