Enjoy a half-day tour to Dendera from Luxor. Visit and explore the impressive Temple of the Goddess Hathor at Dendera with your professional licensed tour guide.
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At your hotel reception.
I will pick you up from your hotel reception at 8 AM or any time you like between (7-9 AM) to drive to Dendera which takes about one and half hours.
Dendera is just 55 km north of Luxor. It was known as Tnatre, and it was the capital city of the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt in ancient times.
The main feature of the complex of Dendera is the Temple of the goddess Hathor. Hathor was the goddess of love, music, dance, happiness, and motherhood in Ancient Egypt.
The Temple of Hathor is one of the most well-preserved antiquity sites in Egypt today and is an excellent example of traditional Pharaonic architecture. The Temple of Hathor was built primarily during the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which was a period of Greek rule in Egypt. However, the construction of the temple was completed under the Roman Emperor Trajan, who is seen depicted on the walls of the complex making offerings to Hathor. The temple complex also includes a monumental gateway, constructed by Trajan as well as Domitian, another Roman emperor.
The temple is very popular for its ceilings astronomical scenes and crypts, as well the Egyptian Zodiac located on the top floor. Just a replica of the zodiac is found at the temple while the original is at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
We drive back to your hotel in Luxor by the end of your tour.
I will drop you off at your hotel at about 1:00 PM.
At your hotel.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
Licensed Egyptologist tour guide.
Gas, parking fees, and local taxes.
Drinks and meals.
Flat shoes, hats, cameras or cell phones, sunglasses, and sun creams are recommended for this tour.