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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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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... read more

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

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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Like so many of Egypts temple and tombs this has its own unique fascination and visiting it will start to help understand the whole picture of ancient Egypt,always take some drinking water with you !

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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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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This Temple is AMAZING. Its so big and the colors are so bright. How did the Egyptians build this temple so long ago. Its an easy walk with so much to see. I could spend hours here in awe This Temple is a must

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This temple is the last we visited, and was easily the most well preserved of the lot. The two most unique things about this temple is the abundance of original vibrant color on the walls and the fact that you can go up on the second floor.... which is a lot more exciting than it sounds with a building this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

With so many wonders to visit in just a week in the Luxor area, we nearly didn’t make it north to Dendera, but are so glad we made the effort. By the entrance area we were already blown away, and speechless by the time we walked into the main hall... We spent nearly three hours exploring the well-preserved complex, with... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I cannot decide if this or Abydos is the best of all the temples in Egypt. It is awe inspiring site with amazingly well preserved interior decoration all over the ceiling, columns and walls.You can take an excursion from Luxor and include Abydos as well but I recommend staying at the House of Life at Abydos and visiting from there.

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West Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really enjoyed visiting this site. There were many layers of interest to the Temple of Hathor that made the long trip from Luxor worth while

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is an absolutely a must see in Egypt. You will be blown away by the ceiling decoration in the first hall and the temple in general is almost intact after almost 2500 years. Pity about the pestering from the "guards" who are there purely to look for tips from tourists: very annoying. Also be careful that you will be... More 

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