Temple of Dendera



The Dendera Temples are among Egypt's best preserved temples. It is located southeast of Dendera, on the west bank of the Nile, and 60 kilometres north of Luxor. It dates back to 380 BC. C. and is dedicated to the goddess of love, happiness, and beauty "Hathor." The temple, formerly known as the House of Hathor, is regarded as one of the largest, most magnificent, and most daz


Dendera Temple was constructed as Greco-Roman temples in 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.

Hathor was the goddess of joy and love. Each year she was transported by boat to Edfu to be reunited with 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.

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 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.
 

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