day tour to Dendera Temple From Luxor

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We will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor At 7:00 Am and transfer towards Dandara to visit The Temple of Hathor at Dandara, on the Nile north of Luxor, it’s one of the latest Egyptian temples.

Dedicated to the wife of the god Horus, it was built in the Roman times and its decorations include Roman emperors alongside Egyptian gods. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will introduce you to the main features of the...
We will pick you up from your hotel in Luxor At 7:00 Am and transfer towards Dandara to visit The Temple of Hathor at Dandara, on the Nile north of Luxor, it’s one of the latest Egyptian temples.

Dedicated to the wife of the god Horus, it was built in the Roman times and its decorations include Roman emperors alongside Egyptian gods. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will introduce you to the main features of the complex before allowing you additional free time to explore at leisure. The approach path to the Temple of Hathor is between two Roman fountains that end at the massive entry gate.

Hathor was the goddess of pleasure and love and was generally shown as a cow, or woman with a cow’s head. The enclosure walls are mud-brick and date to the Roman era. Within the walls are the temple, two birth houses, a Coptic Basilica, a sanitarium, a sacred lake and the Temple of the Birth of Isis.
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Stop At: Dendera Temple Complex, Dendera 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, Dendera 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.

Inside, 18 more columns stand in three rows; all the capitals reproduced the features of the patron goddess of the place. As it is higher than the rest of the temple, this hypostyle room, added under Tiberius, to some extent acts as the missing Pylon.

Duration: 2 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry Fess
  • Entry/Admission - Dendera Temple Complex
  • professional Egyptologist guide
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
pickup All Travelers From Any Where In Luxor

Airports

  • Luxor Airport, Luxor Egypt


Ports

  • Luxor International Airport, Egypt


12:00 AM
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
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.