Private 5-Hour Tour To Dandara Temple
Sign up for this cultural excursion to enjoy your visit to the Dendera Temple Complex, which is dedicated to the wife of the God Horus. The Temple of Hathor, the dominant building of the complex, was largely constructed during the late Ptolemaic period, specifically during the reign of Ptolemy XII and Cleopatra VII.
- Pay a respectful visit to the Dendara Temple
- Learn about the history of the temple
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- Proceed from Luxor in the morning to enjoy your tour to visit Dendera Temple, which is dedicated to the wife of the God Horus.
- The temple has been modified on the same site starting as far back as the Middle Kingdom and continuing right up until the time of the Roman emperor Trajan. The existing structure was built no later than the late Ptolemaic period. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Hathor, is one of the best-preserved temples in the whole of Egypt.
- All transfers throughout the tour A/C limousine
- All entrance fees to the sightseeing
- Tour guide, escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
- Any extra tours
Know before you go
- Day Tour to Dendara from Luxor: Leave Luxor morning to enjoy your tour to visit Dendera Temple which dedicated to the wife of god Horus.
- 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 with 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 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.
Luxor, Luxor City, Luxor, Egypt
For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -Refund of 80% of the tour price.
|1 To 2||USD 145 Per Person|
|3 To 6||USD 95 Per Person|
|1 To 3||USD 75 Per Person|
This is a private tour