Dendera Temple Complex, Dendera

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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  • Should you make the 3-hour round trip from Luxor to visit Dendera? Yes! The beautifully restored main temple is dedicated to goddess Hathor and is virtually intact, complete with dark chambers...  more »
  • Located on the west bank of the Nile River on the edge of the desert, this massive complex dates back to the mid-rth century BC. Many examples of Ptolemaic Egyptian art adorning its chambers. We...  more »
  • The most lovely place in Egypt. Must to visit with individual guide. Very interesting temple with many layers and wall's pictures. Amazing atmosphere there, especially in basement rooms. And you can touch another era and culture.
  • One of the best Authentic and well kept heritage of the great Egyptian civilization temples !

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