Day Tour to Dendera and Abydos Temples

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Visit one of the most important temples in whole the world Osiris temple and find out how is the religion effect in building the Pharaohs civilization. Our Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up on time where we will drive north of Luxor through the daily life .enjoy the small villages view all over the way and get to Abydos temple. Listen well to your Egyptologist tour guide who will inform you by details the...
Visit one of the most important temples in whole the world Osiris temple and find out how is the religion effect in building the Pharaohs civilization. Our Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up on time where we will drive north of Luxor through the daily life .enjoy the small villages view all over the way and get to Abydos temple. Listen well to your Egyptologist tour guide who will inform you by details the great history of Abydos temple.

Abydos is notable for the memorial temple of Seti I, which contains an inscription from the nineteenth dynasty known to the modern world as the Abydos King List. It is a chronological list showing cartouches of most dynastic pharaohs of Egypt from Menes until Seti I's father, Ramesses
Drive over to get to Dendara temple.

The most Greco Roman temple complex known in ancient Egypt.

After the great day tour drive back to Luxor.
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Stop At: Dendera Temple Complex, Qena Egypt

Since the most ancient times, Dendera must have had a sanctuary, which was destroyed and rebuilt several times; however, the present complex dates from the late Ptolemaic and Roman periods. This explains the prevalence of a magnificently scenic style, less severe than that of the oldest Egyptian temples, clearly evident in this lithograph, which shows the interior of the first hypostyle room, a magnificent chamber over 80 feet deep, featuring 18 huge columns covered with bas-reliefs.
The temples of Dendera does not feature the pylon usually present in sacred Egyptian architecture; the front of the building is formed by a massive structure measuring 139 feet wide by 60 feet high, with six columns on the façade on which an impressive cornice rests. The intercolumniations are occupied as far as the halfway up by panels...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dendera Temple Complex, Qena Egypt

Since the most ancient times, Dendera must have had a sanctuary, which was destroyed and rebuilt several times; however, the present complex dates from the late Ptolemaic and Roman periods. This explains the prevalence of a magnificently scenic style, less severe than that of the oldest Egyptian temples, clearly evident in this lithograph, which shows the interior of the first hypostyle room, a magnificent chamber over 80 feet deep, featuring 18 huge columns covered with bas-reliefs.
The temples of Dendera does not feature the pylon usually present in sacred Egyptian architecture; the front of the building is formed by a massive structure measuring 139 feet wide by 60 feet high, with six columns on the façade on which an impressive cornice rests. The intercolumniations are occupied as far as the halfway up by panels covered with hieroglyphic texts and bas-reliefs, while the entrance opens in the center, forming a high, empty space wider than the adjacent ones.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Abydos, Al Balyana, Sohag Egypt

As Muslims endeavour to visit Mecca once in their lifetime and Hindus aspire to die at Benares, the Ancient Egyptians devoutly wished t make a pilgrimage to ABYDOS ( pronounced “Abi-dos”), cult centre of the god Osiris and is located about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of the Nile in Upper Egypt.

Abydos is situated about 130km (80 miles) north of Luxor. For nearly 2,000 years Abydos was Egypt’s prime burial ground, as it marked the entrance to the underworld and is where Osiris’s head was buried. The city was called Abdju in the ancient Egyptian language, meaning "the hill of the symbol or reliquary", a reference to a reliquary in which the sacred head of Osiris was preserved.

As Muslims endeavour to visit Mecca once in their lifetime and Hindus aspire to die at Benares, the Ancient Egyptians devoutly wished t make a pilgrimage to ABYDOS ( pronounced “Abi-dos”), cult centre of the god Osiris. Those who failed to make it hoped to do so posthumously; relatives brought bodies for burial , or embellished distant tombs with scenes of the journey to Abydos ( represented by a boat under sail, travelling upriver). Egyptians averred that the dead “went west” for the entrance to the underworld was believed to lie amid the desert hills beyond Abydos. By bringing other deities into the Osirian fold, Abydos acquired a near monopoly on death cults, which persisted into Ptolemaic times. Its superbly carved Temple of Seti I has been a tourist attraction since the 1830s, and many rate its artwork as the finest in Egypt.

The 14th century BC Temple of Seti is one of Egypt’s finest monuments, with exquisite decoration, but the façade was finished less carefully by Seti’s son, Ramses II, who also built a smaller temple here. It is the exquisite quality of its bas-reliefs that distinguishes Abydos’ Temple of Seti I (daily 8am -5pm).
The reliefs are among the finest works of the New Kingdom, harking back to Old Kingdom forms in an artistic revival that mirrored Seti’s political efforts to consolidate the XIX Dynasty and recover territories lost under Akhenaten.

Duration: 2 hours

Important Details

Included
  • bottles of water
  • pick up from hotel and drop
  • Entrance fees Of all mentioned sites
  • Entry/Admission - Abydos
  • Lunch
  • egyptologist tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Dendera Temple Complex
Not Included
  • Tipping
Departure Point
Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt
12:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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