Dendera Temple Complex, Dendera

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Impressive stone carvings and colorful hieroglyph depictions define Dendera Temple Complex, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. The most stunning of the temples at Dendera on the Nile, this structure was built during the Ptolemaic period and was used until the Roman emperor Trajan at the beginning of the second millennia. See bright images of Cleopatra VI and her son but also depictions of Roman emperors alongside Egyptian gods. Once an ancient healing and fertility center, the temple was much visited then and still makes a popular tourist attraction due to its well-preserved colored reliefs. Plan your Dendera Temple Complex visit and explore what else you can see and do in Dendera using our Dendera trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Here is a temple, dedicated to the goddess Hathor, which is not part of the tourist circuits! You will be able to admire in peace the extraordinary paintings and magnificent sculptures it contains. This visit was organized by our guide Achraf Youssef, whom I highly recommend, if you want to understand the history of this wonderful country.
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  • This is one of the most fascinating temples in Egypt. It is 2,5h car ride from Luxor and it holds some of the most freak and unexplainable mysteries in the country: the bulbs, the melted stars and som...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful temples I have seen. It's not very popular so it's mostly very quiet
  • One of the first, and best temples we visited in Egypt. Absolutely worth a visit when here!
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