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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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Magnificinent!!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Westminster, California
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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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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The scale of this gigantic site is humbling. It is really huge, and as stunning as Hathor herself. I wished I could have spent an entire week here just exploring and looking at everything. 'Bribe' the guards to let you into all of the secret passages, it's well worth it!

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The hypostyle hall in the front is newly cleaned and dazzling. Amazing blues - a strip was left uncleaned for comparison. It took 10 years just to clean the front hall. Don't forget to take the stairs inside the walls up to the roof. On the back wall is the only remaining image of Cleopatra VII (the famous one) in... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Exquisite smaller temple dedicated to the cow goddess Hathor..... well worth a visit. Just north of Luxor.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

so much colour. so much love. a magical crypt, a full temple, roof temple and then a sacred lake and well. completely overwhelmed by this beautiful beautiful temple. the collection of oddments in the open courtyard include Hathor's consort - yep the little goblin dude!

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