the cult center of goddess hathor of love ,joy &music
come with me to visit dendera city which is most famous for its proximity to the ruins of Dendara. It owes its modern prosperity to the opening of the Wadi Qena towards the Red Sea, which is a major traffic route between Upper Egypt and the Red Sea. Tourists traveling between Luxor and the Red Sea will assuredly pass through this City.
The city also has a considerable Islamic heritage and a famous Mosque. Abd el-Rahim settled in Qena upon his return from Mecca and founded a Sufi center here. Upon his death in 1195, the mosque was built above his tomb and became a place of pilgrimage. There is a huge modern mosque of Sheikh el-Qenawi in the main square which attests to his importance. I will take you around the city to visit the temple of hathor (aphrodite of ancient egypt)goddess of love , joy & music
early pick up to visit the temple of dendera(70 minutes drive) It is one of the latest Egyptian temples. Dedicated to the wife of the god Horus, it was built in Roman times and its decorations include Roman emperors alongside.
The Temple of Hathor was built between 30 BC and 14 AD, making it one of the youngest Egyptian temples. However, it was built on top of an older temple, the date of which remains unclear. It is probable that the design of the later temple is based on that of the older one.
Dendera was an ancient healing center, comparable to a Greek Asklepion or the Catholic Lourdes. Hathor, wife of Horus, was the goddess of the sky, fertility and healing, and the rituals performed by her priestesses included the use of a sistrum, or rattle.
it s the only one where you can go up to its roof to see the chapel of the zodiac (the first calender of world )
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We pick you up at any Luxor hotels, cruise ships, flats ...etc
End location: We will drop you off at any Luxor hotels, cruise ships, flats ..etc
Duration: 5 hours
Vehicles are new branded air-conditioned with a professional driver, but drivers in Egypt do not speak English and they cannot act as tour guides for the Egyptian monumental sights
Academic Egyptologist speaking guide during tour(me)
Transportation by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
Mineral water and soft drinks on board vehicle
Shopping tours during the tour in Luxor bazaars
Service charges and taxes included in tour price
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 egyptian pounds - tickets for the temple