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Dendera Temples

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Dendera Temples Tours
Dendera Temples Tailormade Holidays

Dendara is a little town on the west bank of the River Nile about 5 km south of Qina. The Dendara Temple complex, which contains the Temple of Hathor (with intact roof) is one of the best, if not the best-preserved temple in all of Egypt. The entire complex covers some 40,000 square metres and is surrounded by a hefty mud brick enclosed wall. The present building dates back to the times of the Ptolemaic dynasty and was completed by the Roman emperor Tiberius, though it rests on the foundations of earlier buildings dating back at least as far as Khufu who was the pyramid builder of Cheops and second king of the 4th dynasty (c. 2613–c. 2494 BC).

Dendara was a site for chapels or shrines from the beginning of history of ancient Egypt. It seems that pharaoh Pepi I (ca. 2250 BC) built on this site and evidence exists of a temple in the 18th dynasty (ca 1500 BC). The earliest extant building in the compound today is the Mammisi raised by Nectanebo II, who was the last of the native pharaohs (360-343 BC).

The features in the complex include Hathor temple (the main temple), Temple of the birth of Isis, Sacred Lake, Sanatorium, Mammisi of Nectanebo II Christian Basilica, Roman Mammisi, Gateways of Domitian and Trajan plus a Roman Kiosk. As a result of the site’s illustrious history, it does show us how Egypt’s Greek and Roman rulers identified themselves with the pharaohs and deities of ancient Egypt by copying their temples, rituals and iconography.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Dendera Temples, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to Egypt

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Premium Tour. Enjoy a five star Egyptian adventure, Stay in one of Cairo's smartest hotels and cruise the River Nile in style aboard a 5 star Nile cruiser. Relax and unwind, enjoy the serenity of the Nile Valley, whilst discovering the very best of ancient Egypt!

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Abu Simbel lit up at night
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ANZAC Day tour 2015, commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli landings after visiting Turkey’s finest sites before travelling onwards to Egypt. From Istanbul, Troy, ancient Ephesus and the trenches of Gallipoli to the pyramids of Giza, felucca sailing on the Nile and tomb strewn Luxor – truly an epic adventure.

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ANZAC Day tour 2015. Starting in Egypt’s bustling capital of Cairo, take in the best of ancient Egypt from the mighty pyramids and felucca sailing on the Nile, to Luxor and temples and tombs of the once mighty Thebes. Then continue on to Istanbul to explore Turkey’s finest sites, from the thermal pools of Pamukkale to the magnificent Roman ruins of Ephesus, before taking your place at the moving Anzac Day commemorations, on the momentous 100th anniversary.

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