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Address: Qena, Egypt

Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd, this...

Built in the 1st century BC by Ptolemy 8th and Queen Cleopatra 2nd, this ancient temple is one of the most intact in Egypt.

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Great temple for goddess Hator, Greco Roman temple. 60 km north of Luxor. You can see zodiac there still preserved

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Hurghada, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first point of travel by the footsteps of the lost civilization is the city of Dendera. Arabs call it Dandara. It’s the legendary temple of the goddess-mother Hathor. Whatever is told about it, but one story is passed steadily from mouth to mouth already for thousands of years. This temple is entirely designed to help women. The earth Hathor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great temple for goddess Hator, Greco Roman temple. 60 km north of Luxor. You can see zodiac there still preserved

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Mont-sur-Rolle, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to Abydos you should really go to Dendera too. Otherwise Dendera is also a great temple to do, but a bit faraway from Luxor (less than Abydos though). The colours of the painted hieroglyphs are in a good state and there are many things to see. The green alleys are inviting you to the temple and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a private tour to Dendera and Abydos. Booked this tour day trip with Expedia, which was contracted to Elegant Voyage, who in turn, subcontracted to the local expert driver and guide, this was very nice day trip with added lunch at a local stop in Abydos. The Temple of Hathor is a very nice site! Dedicated to Hathor, it... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The temple of Hathor is one of the better preserved temples of ancient Egypt. As it is not visited by many tourist it really gives you the feeling you discovered the place yourself. A definitive recommendation...

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The temple of Hathor contains two images of the famous Cleopatra and her son by Ceasar, Ceasarion in magnificent relief. The Ptolomies, obviously keen to legitimise their dynasty with the local people, undertook the restoration of a much more ancient site. The colours still stand out today, much the same as the colour scheme you see during the day of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This combined with the site of Abydoss is a day excursion from Luxor. This is the principal seat of the cow Goddess Hathor and the temple structure is quite similar to that of Edfu temple of Horus. There was a Much older temple here for sure as Goddess Hathor is a very old deity of Egypt. But much of the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

As others have stated a must see if you are able to get here. Colors, quality of work and condition is breathtaking.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

this is one of my favorites, the Temple of the Goddess Hathor and the colors are magnificent, just gorgeous - you will get another appreciation to the color blue after your visit - Yes, you really have to make a tour and see it!!

Thank magnus l
Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I believe the Dendera Temple is the most impressive site during my visit to Luxor. Entrance fee was 40 pounds. You are free to walk the grounds and photograph inside the temple. The columns are massive and many of the colored glyphs are still intact. The exhibit opened at 8:00am. I stayed approximately 90 minutes.

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