The Temple of Dendera, dedicated to the goddess Hathor, is one of the most mysterious ancient temples built by the Egyptians thousands of years ago. Located some 2.5 km southeast of Dendera, this ancient temple is one of the best preserved Egyptian complexes, especially its central temple, thanks to which it remained buried by sand and mud until it was unearthed by Auguste Mariette in the middle of the 19th century.
The area belonged to the sixth nome of Upper Egypt, south of Abydos.
The complex consists of:
- Hathor temple (the main temple)
- Temple of the birth of Isis
- Sacred Lake
- Mammisi of Nectanebo II
- Christian Basilica
- Roman Mammisi
- a Barque shrine
- Gateways of Domitian and Trajan
- the Roman Kiosk
The main temple features a set of reliefs that is unlike any other ancient Egyptian art.
Knowns as the Dendera Light, a mysterious relief has raised numerous questions among experts. Is it possible that thousands of years ago, just before humanity decided to start writing down history, technologies far greater than what weve ever imagined, existed on earth?
The Dendera Lighbulb raises numerous questions. Located on the wall inside the tem...