Private day tour to Dendera temple from El Quseir with a Private tour guide, visit the temple of Goddess Hathor, Hathor was regarded as a goddess of healing. The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII.
Visit the temple of Dendera
Arrive at Dendera at 08: 00, You will be accompanied by Egyptologist tour guide, He will explain the history of the temple Dendera temple
The Temple of Hathor was largely constructed during the Late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII. Later additions were made during the Roman period. Although built by a dynasty of rulers who were not native Egyptians themselves, the design of this temple has been found to be in accordance to that of other classical Egyptian temples, with the exception of the front of the hypostyle hall, which, according to an inscription above the entrance, was constructed by the Emperor Tiberius.
Apart from these, there are also scenes in the temple complex portraying the Ptolemaic rulers. For example, carved onto the external face of one of the temple walls is a huge relief of Cleopatra VII and her son by Julius Caesar and co-ruler, Ptolemy XV (better known as Caesarion). The two Ptolemaic rulers are shown dressed in Egyptian garb, and offering sacrifices.
Hathor was also regarded as a goddess of healing, and this is evident in the presence of a sanatorium in the temple complex. Here, pilgrims would come to be cured by the goddess. Sacred water (which was made holy by having it poured onto statues inscribed with sacred texts) was used for bathing, unguents were dispensed by the priests of Hathor, and sleeping quarters were provided for those hoping that the goddess would appear in their dreams, and so aid them.
Lunch in Local restaurant in Qena
Enjoy the Egyptian Lunch in Local restaurant in Qena
Travel back to El Quseir
Drive safe to El Quseir and Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the desert
- Private tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Mineral water
Please remember to bring:
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