Dendera – Temple of Hathor

Dendera - Temple of Hathor

Dendera, originally called Tentyris, was one of the most important religious centers in ancient Egypt. It is situated on the west bank of the Nile, south of Qena in Upper Egypt.

Hathor was a major goddess in ancient Egypt who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood.

The city was rendered sacred by three sanctuaries: the Sanctuary of Horus, god of the sky and protector of the pharaohs, the Sanctuary of Ihy, the young son of Horus, and the Sanctuary of Hathor. Only the Sanctuary of Hathor has survived practically inact.

The Temple of Hathor is the largest and most impressive buildings in this religious complex, and is visually stunning with its grand entrance, detailed carvings, hieroglyphs, and decorated ceilings.

 

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