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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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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

There is lots to explore here. Make sure you have plenty of battery life in you camera as the photo opportunities are plentiful. The crypt is quite tight to get in and is not recommended for those who have a fear of enclosed spaces but spend the time to see as much as you can.

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Ayrshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I visited this temple in June 2014 which was arranged by Horus of Egypt Tours with tour guide Mohamed Nazeer. It took about 1 1/2 hours by private taxi (Mamduh is an excellent taxi driver especially through the busy town areas) but with lots of different scenery to look at, plus interesting facts about the various towns, the journey passed... More

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braunton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This temple is amazing a must see And very quiet at the moment our group had place to ourselves The paintings on roof so beautiful and only temple over two floors

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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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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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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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