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The Temple of Dendera is located 60 km north of Luxor on the west bank of the Nile, built in a Graeco-Roman style. The temple consists of a splendid hypostyle hall of 24 hathoric columns bearing the face of the goddess Hathor, worshipped in Dendera.



Temple of Dendera



Hypostyle hall

The ceiling of the hypostyle hall and a small chapel on the roof of the temple are famous for the interpretation of the zodiac. In the sanctuary and on the roof of the temple, the mysteries of the birth of cosmic order from the primeval chaos were celebrated. The most important scene in the temple is a relief of famous Queen Cleopatra and Caesareon, her son from Julius Caesar.


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