Temple of Dendera



Dendera Temple was constructed as Greco-Roman temples in shape and nowadays the modern town is built on the ancient site of Dendera which means a Divine Pillar and known with that name during the Greek time.


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 known with 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.
 

If you're planning to visit Egypt, then you should consider reviewing our detailed Egypt travel guide, as it is a very unique experience during Egypt Tours that is not comparable with any other things to do in Egypt. You can enjoy one of the Classic tours in Egypt, that all travelers would like to cruise the Nile River during Christmas tours in Egypt or while the best weather during Easter tours in Egypt. Covering most of Cairo day tripsLuxor day tours in addition to Aswan excursions, that is why our travel information section is meant to useful before proceeding with Egypt's best tours for those who seek culture, history of Egypt, and luxurious accommodation while sailing the Nile Valley.
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 like:

- Egypt Tour Itineraries | Itineraries in Egypt.

Aswan Tours | Aswan Excursions | Aswan Day Tours | Aswan Sightseeing tours.

Egypt Travel Packages | Egypt Tours Packages.

Egypt Excursions | The 10 Best Day Tours in Egypt.

Egypt Shore Excursions  2020The 10 Best Excursions (From Egyptian Ports).

Cairo Tours | Cairo Day Trips | Cairo Excursions | Cairo Sightseeing Tours | Things to do in Cairo.

Cairo Day Tours from Airport | Day Tours from Cairo Airport | Cairo transit tours | Cairo Layover.

Cairo Half Day Tours | Cairo Private Tours.

Cairo Overnight Tours | Cairo Layover tours.

Egypt Pyramids Tours | Giza Pyramids Tours | Tours in Giza.

Luxor tours | Luxor Excursions | Luxor day Tours | Luxor Day Trips | Luxor Sightseeing tours.

Sharm El Sheikh Day Tours | Sharm El Sheikh excursions | Things to do in Sharm.

Hurghada Day Tours | Day Tours From Hurghada | Hurghada Excursions.

Dahab Excursions | Dahab Safari Day Tours.

Alexandria Shore Excursions | Shore Excursions from Alexandria port.

Port Said Shore Excursions | Shore Excursions from Port Said.

Shore Excursions from Safaga Port | Safaga shore excursions.

Shore Excursions from Sokhna Port | Sokhna Port Shore Excursions.

Sharm El Sheikh Shore Excursions | Tours from Sharm Elsheikh Port.

Jordan Tours 2020\2021 | Jordan Holidays.

Pyramids Tour from Cairo Airport.

- Day tour to Giza pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara.

- Day tour to Giza pyramids & Sphinx, Memphis, Saqqara and Dahshur.

- Cairo day tour to Saqqara, Memphis and Dahshur.

- Tour to Giza Pyramids.

- Day Tour to Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Saqqara.

- Mount Sinai Tours from Cairo.

- Cairo Stopover Transit Tour.

- Cairo Short Break | Cairo city break.

- Half day tour to Giza Pyramids and Sphinx.

- Bahariya Oasis and White Desert tour from Cairo.

- Day trip to Luxor from Cairo by flight.

Day trip to Alexandria from Cairo.

Cairo Stopover Tour.

- Snorkeling trip to Ain Sokhna from Cairo.

- Suez Canal Day Trip from Cairo.

- Siwa Oasis from Cairo.

- Egypt classic tours | Classic Packages to Egypt.

- 8 Days Cairo and the Nile Cruise by Air | Travel Packages in Egypt.

-  5 Days Cairo and Alexandria tour packageEgypt Package Tour from Cairo.

7 Days Cairo and Sharm El Sheikh Tour | Egypt Vacation Packages.

- 13 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise and The Oasis Tour | the best of Egypt holidays all inclusive.

- Cairo and White Desert Adventure Tour | Egypt Vacations.

- Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan | Egypt Nile Cruise Luxor and Aswan.

- 3 Days Cairo Stopover | Cairo Short Break | Egypt Short Vacation.

- 4 Days Cairo Short Break Tour | Cairo Stopover.

- Cairo, Nile Cruise and Red Sea Tour.

- Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan holiday package.

- 7 Days Cairo and The Nile Cruise Vacation | Travel package in Egypt.

- 5 Days Cairo and Luxor Vacation | Tour Packages in Egypt.

- 6 Days Cairo and Nile Cruise Vacation | 6 Days holiday Package in Egypt.

- Vacation Packages to Egypt | Pyramids, Nile Cruise, and Sharm El Sheikh Tour Package.

- 12 Days Cairo, Alexandria, The Nile Cruise and Hurghada Travel

- 10 Days Egypt private tour packageEgypt Budget Tours.

- 10 Days Package to Egypt | Egypt 10 Days Itinerary.

- 11 Days Egypt Tour | 11 Day s Egypt Itinerary

- Egypt Luxury Tours | Luxury Egypt Tour Packages | Best of Egypt Tours.

- 8 Days Egypt and the Nile Cruise Luxury Tour.

Egypt Christmas tours 2020\2021 | The best Egypt new year tours (Christmas packages).

MS Mayfair Christmas Nile Cruise Tours | Xmas and New Year Nile Cruises.

- Egypt Easter Tours 2021 | Easter Tours in Egypt | Egypt Travel during Easter.

- Egypt Nile River Cruise Tours | Lake Nasser CruiseEgypt Nile Cruises 2020\2021.

- 5 Days Nile Cruise Tour from Luxor to Aswan | The Best Nile Cruise Tours.

- 4 Days Nile River Cruise from Aswan To Luxor.

Movenpick Prince Abbas Lake Nasser Cruise | Lake Nasser cruises 2020\2021.

- Aswan to Luxor Nile Cruise | Steigenberger Minerva Nile Cruise.

- Movenpick Royal Lily Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan | Egypt Nile Cruises.

- Nile Cruise Aswan to Luxor | MS Nile Dolphin Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor.

- MS Amoura Dahabiya Nile CruiseDahabiya Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan.

- MS Semiramis II Nile Cruise | Luxor to Aswan Nile Cruise.

- Steigenberger Omar El Khayam Lake Nasser Cruise.

- Ms Mayfair Nile Cruise | Luxor Aswan Nile Cruise.

- MS Concerto Nile Cruise in Luxor 

- MS Farah Nile Cruise.

- Movenpick MS Royal LotusEgypt Nile Cruise Holidays 2020\2021.

- Oberoi Zahra Nile Cruise.

- Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise | Egypt Nile River Cruise Holidays.

- Sonesta MS Moon Goddess Nile Cruise.

- MS Amwaj living stone Nile Cruise | Nile Cruise Luxor Aswan.

- Ms Esplanade Nile Cr