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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  • We headed out of Qena the short distance towards Dandara temple. Here there were lots more tourist buses and private cars also visiting. This one I remember visiting but a lot has changed over the yea...  more »
  • This temple, of which only the first room has been completely renovated, is a small masterpiece. Let's not be afraid of words! Too bad the restoration of the second room could not be completed. In particular, you will admire the ceilings and their zodiacs. Take the time to linger in the middle of the columns and in the different rooms that make up the ground floor. You can then climb to the first floor by a revolving staircase and descend from the terrace by a straight staircase. The revolving staircase symbolizes the flight of the falcon that rises in the sky as it spins, and the right staircase the same falcon's dive to the ground to catch its prey. Count a good hour drive to and from. This time is a minimum and varied depending on the police checks at the many Check points that are on the road. Nevertheless deserves this half-day out of Luxor and its dust.
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  • 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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