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Enjoy a half-day tour to Dendera Temple from Luxor. Visit and explore the impressive Temple of the Goddess Hathor at Dendera with your professional licensed tour guide. Hathor was the goddess of love, music, dance and joy of Ancient Egypt.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel reception to begin your half-day tour to Dendera Temple from Luxor. Welcome to Luxor, Egypt, where ancient wonders await you at every turn. Embark on a captivating half-day tour to Dendera Temple, a magnificent temple complex dedicated to the goddess Hathor.
This tour to Dendera Temple will transport you back in time as you explore the stunning architecture, intricate carvings, and spiritual significance of this ancient site. From Luxor, you will journey through the picturesque Egyptian countryside, arriving at Dendera to immerse yourself in the rich history and beauty of one of Egypt’s most remarkable temples.
Dendera is just 55 km north of Luxor, situated on the west bank of the Nile. It was known as Tnatre, and was the capital city of the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt in ancient times. The modern name derived probably from the Greek or the Coptic name of the province. The main feature of the complex of Dendera is the Temple of the goddess Hathor. Hathor was the goddess of love, music, dance, happiness, and motherhood in Ancient Egypt.
In this tour to Dendera Temple, you will explore the stunning Temple of Hathor. The Temple of Hathor is one of the most well-preserved antiquity sites in Egypt today and is an excellent example of traditional Pharaonic architecture. The Temple of Hathor was built primarily during the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which was a period of Greek rule in Egypt. However, the construction of the temple was completed under the Roman Emperor Trajan, who is seen depicted on the walls of the complex making offerings to Hathor.
The temple complex also includes a monumental gateway, constructed by Trajan and Domitian, another Roman emperor. The temple is very popular for its ceilings, astronomical scenes, crypts, and the Egyptian Zodiac on the top floor. Just a replica of the zodiac is found at the temple while the original is at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Join us on this unforgettable tour to Dendera Temple from Luxor as we unlock the secrets of Dendera Temple and discover the awe-inspiring legacy of ancient Egypt.