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Temple of Hathor at Dendera

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Address: Qena, Egypt
Description: 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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Perhaps the best of the Temple visits.

The last Temple on the Thomson "Nile Legacy" schedule, and in some ways the best. Well north of Luxor, & for the time being pretty much off the established tourist circuit, this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The last Temple on the Thomson "Nile Legacy" schedule, and in some ways the best. Well north of Luxor, & for the time being pretty much off the established tourist circuit, this temple to the goddess Hathor, goddess of love, joy & beauty is indeed a joy to behold. It is very well preserved, and you can wend your way... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The hypostyle hall (the hall with the gigantic columns with the face of Hathor at the tops) was gorgeous! The colors are breathtaking -- you can't believe how vivid the colors still are after 3000+ years. This was one of my favorite places we saw in Egypt (and we were there for 2 weeks and had a private guide take... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Unlike Luxor and Karnak the ceilings are still in place at this temple meaning that a lot of the colourful decoration has not been faded by the sunlight. Unfortunately a number of the reliefs were defaced when the temple was use as a Christian place of worship. The ceilings once blackened by soot from fires has been partially restored. Don't... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The final temple of a 'First Choice' Nile cruise itinery that was awesome.... stunning detail and colour in the temple, with access to the only higher level temple and the recently located (2006) crypt. stunning!

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Sailed there the first day on the cruise. Scenic river cruise from Luxor on the Oberio Zahra. Take the 7 days cruise to have enough time to see things at a leisure pace. Amazing structure and engineering feat. Big impression when you enter.

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Lissewege, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Great temple to visit. Takes a while by car but worth it. Even the outdoor is als special as indoors. Special surprise was that a Belgian team helped the restauration.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This temple was constructed about 2,500 years ago during the time of Roman rule/influence. It is artistic and engineering fusion of the very best of both from both cultures. \ I visited about 25 years ago while on a Nile cruise and commercial tour with a medium-large group. Like everywhere else we visited, time was short. Such was not a... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We did the Hathor Temple at Dendera as part of our Nile cruise. It was the most northerly of the Temples visit and the last of the Holiday. We sail up to Dendera due to the high water on the Nile. ( if low it will be be coach ), it took all morning. The temple was only a 15... More 

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was our first experience of Egypt's heritage and it couldn't have been better. As you walk in it has the real WOW factor! Our guide told us the story of Isis and Osiris and Hathor before we went in and once inside we let one of the local guides take us down to an underground area that was lined... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have been here many times, but never knew of these Underground tunnels. I was looking for Horus carvings, and one of the guards told me that the most beautiful ones are underground. This is inside the temple and he said that there are many, but only one is open to visitors. I climbed down, It was too narrow and... More 

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