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Temple of Hathor at Dendera

Qena, Egypt
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Qena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: 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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Absolutely amazing historic site, a must see for all those temple lovers. The crypt is well worth a visit but don't break your neck getting down there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After visiting most of the other major temples along the Nile including Karnak and Abu Simbel I can safely say that Dendara was the clear highlight, if you've ever visited a temple ruin and tried to image what it looked like when it was still in one piece and still and was painted in it's original colours then look no... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was the last of our many temple visits while in Egypt and by far they saved the best until last! Not as big and grand as Karnak, however it is so much better preserved and the detailed zodiacs and murals on the ceilings are so vivid in colour it's like they were painted only last week. This temple seems... More

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Colchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Mind blowing. the craftsmanship and artistry that went into this temple over 4ooo years ago.The all overshadowing building in the Complex is the main temple, namely Hathor temple (historically, called the Temple of Tentyra). The temple has been modified on the same site starting as far back as the Middle Kingdom, and continuing right up until the time of the... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was our favourite temple- the last to visit on our Nile Legacy cruise- hubby & I enjoyed all our temples that we visited yet the highlights for us were Dendera & Abu Simbel for these were the jewels in the crown for sure!!Though it was super tough going on the spiral uneven staircase as have fibromyalgia(those with balance problems... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A truely wonderful experience! and one I would reccomend. This lovely well preserved temple is where you will find the famous image of Cleo!!!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

this was the last temple we visited on our Nile cruise, you will be amazed at the original colours on the ceiling of this temple, incredible what we were seeing, there is also a relief of Cleopatra on the outside wall of this Temple, incredible.

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Bristol England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The image of Hathor's facehave been defaced in Antiquity but the rest of the temple is amazingly intact. It is quite a large complex.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Stunningly beautiful temple with amazing colour and reliefs depicting Cleopatra. One of the best preserved temples in upper Egypt and one that simply should not be missed. We visited in mid April around 11am and it was hot! A coach from the Red Sea carrying pensioners had problems with some passengers passing out from heat exhaustion! Be warned!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Beautiful detailed carvings and inscriptions. Go with a good Egyptologist and visit the shops on the way out.

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