Temple of Dendera



The temples of Dendera are among the best-preserved temples in Egypt. It is located in the southeast of the city of Dendera, on the west bank of the Nile, and 60 km north of Luxor. It has been dedicated to the goddess of love, happiness, and beauty "Hathor", dating back to 380 B.C. The temple was formerly known as the House of Hathor and is considered one of the largest, most magnificent, and dazzling religious temples.


Dendera Temple Complex 

Dendera Temple was constructed in Greco-Roman temple shape and nowadays the modern town is built on the ancient site of Tentyra which means a Holy Pillar and was known by that name during the Greek time.

Scholars said that this name may be associated with the Greek Aphrodite who was the goddess of beauty in Greek civilization.

Temple of Hathor at Dendera

Hathor was the goddess of joy and love. Each year she was transported by boat to Edfu to be reunited with the god Horus. The celebration of Dendera followed, with which the divine union was celebrated. Every first day of the year, the statue of Hathor was carried along the magnificent staircase west of the temple to the open kiosk on the roof to be born again by the sun.

Dendera Zodiak

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There’s a necropolis that comprises tombs from the Early Dynastic Period and the complex itself consists of:

  • Hathor temple (the main temple)
  • Temple of the birth of Isis, Goddess of Magic in Ancient Egypt religion
  • Sacred Lake
  • Sanatorium
  • Mammisi of Nectanebo II, the 3rd and the last king of the 30th dynasty
  • Christian Basilica
  • Roman Mammisi
  • A Barque shrine
  • Gateways of Domitian and Trajan
  • The Roman Kiosk

the famous Pharaohs can be explored shortly in the valley of kings through Luxor day tours also if you can board the train for a couple of hours north you can also cover it during Aswan day tours or even our 2 days tour to Luxor from Aswan there are a lot of Egypt day tours that go to Luxor from the various Egyptian cities like Hurgada day tours by land to Luxor or if you come for a leisurely holiday in Sharm you can take the plane for one day during Sharm El Sheikh excursions to explore all of the historical city.

The commanding building in the complex is the Temple of Hathor. This temple has been changed 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, and the hypostyle hall was built in the Roman period under Tiberius.
You can book our Tour to Dendera and Abydos from Luxor or an Overnight Tour to Abydos, Dendera, and Luxor from Cairo, or you can browse our variety of tours in Egypt.