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Images of two important sites north of Luxor near the River Nile but usually visted as an extra tour either by road or a day cruise.

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Dendara Temple EG962148jhp 
 Dendara temple Qena Nile Egypt entrance Coptic Basilica ruins approach to this beautiful mainly Ptolemaic and Roman structure although the site extends back into the earliest periods of Egyptian existence and it is also famous as having one of the only representations the famous Queen Cleopatra V11 with her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion.. The temple can be reached by road from Luxor and is also the destination for a popular day cruise on the River Nile from Luxor via Qena. 
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Dendara Temple EG962147jhp 
 Dendara temple Nile Egyptian ancient Nectanebo Coptic Basilica ruins sunny approach to this beautiful mainly Ptolemaic and Roman structure although the site extends back into the earliest periods of Egyptian existence and it is also famous as having one of the only representations the famous Queen Cleopatra V11 with her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion.. The temple can be reached by road from Luxor and is also the destination for a popular day cruise on the River Nile from Luxor via Qena. 
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Dendara Temple EG9621413jhp 
 Dendara temple Egypt entrance hypostyle hall outer reliefs sistraform Hathor faces to this beautiful mainly Ptolemaic and Roman structure although the site extends back into the earliest periods of Egyptian existence and it is also famous as having one of the only representations the famous Queen Cleopatra V11 with her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion.. The temple can be reached by road from Luxor and is also the destination for a popular day cruise on the River Nile from Luxor via Qena. 
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Dendera Temple EG007129jhp 
 Dendera temple Egypt Tiberian Hall ceiling carvings painted Hathor damaged faces in this beautiful mainly Ptolemaic and Roman structure although the site extends back into the earliest periods of Egyptian existence and it is also famous as having one of the only representations the famous Queen Cleopatra V11 with her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion.This photo is of the elaborate ceiling and columns of the Tiberian columned hall which first faces the visitor entering the temple proper. The tops of the columns have Hathor faces vandalised in antiquity, probably when it was filled with sand and seen as pagan for the earlier Christians who often used these temples as churches and were thus easily able to obliterate the faces. What is very wonderful even today is the elaborate nature of the decorations not only on the ceilings but also covering in exquisite details all the sides of the columns and the surrounding walls. The temple can be reached by road from Luxor and is also the destination for a popular day cruise on the River Nile from Luxor via Qena. 
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Dendera Temple EG007125jhp 
 Dendara Dendarah temple Nile Egypt hieroglyphs wall carving spotlight sun in this beautiful mainly Ptolemaic and Roman structure although the site extends back into the earliest periods of Egyptian existence and it is also famous as having one of the only representations the famous Queen Cleopatra V11 with her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion. The temple can be reached by road from Luxor and is also the destination for a popular day cruise on the River Nile from Luxor via Qena. Walking around the many darkly lit passages and rooms there are occasional gems like this where a hole in the ceiling or wall lets a spotlight of sunshine highlight just one part of the elaborately carved and decorated walls. 
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Dendera Temple EG007123jhp 
 Dendara temple Qena Nile Egypt roof sacred lake chapel kiosk in this beautiful mainly Ptolemaic and Roman structure although the site extends back into the earliest periods of Egyptian existence and it is also famous as having one of the only representations the famous Queen Cleopatra V11 with her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion.This photo shows the roof view of one of the two rooms on the roof of the hypostyle hall which were mortuary suites for Osiris. The temple can be reached by road from Luxor and is also the destination for a popular day cruise on the River Nile from Luxor via Qena. 
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Dendera Temple EG007122jhp 
 Dendara Dendera temple Qena Nile Egypt roof sacred lake mudbrick walls desert taken from this beautiful mainly Ptolemaic and Roman structure although the site extends back into the earliest periods of Egyptian existence and it is also famous as having one of the only representations the famous Queen Cleopatra V11 with her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion.This photo shows the view from the roof of the temple looking south westwards over the Sacred Lake, now filled with palm trees and beyond the mudbrick enclosure or boundary wall. The water here was used for rituals carried out during the Feast of Osiris and nearby is the well from which the water was drawn. The temple can be reached by road from Luxor and is also the destination for a popular day cruise on the River Nile from Luxor via Qena. 
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Dendera Temple EG007118jhp 
 Dendera Dendarah temple Egyptian wall Cleopatra Caesarion carvings outer wall in this beautiful mainly Ptolemaic and Roman structure although the site extends back into the earliest periods of Egyptian existence and it is also famous as having one of the only representations the famous Queen Cleopatra V11 with her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion as are shown in this photo taken of the outside wall at the south western corner near the Iseum and the Sacred Lake. The temple can be reached by road from Luxor and is also the destination for a popular day cruise on the River Nile from Luxor via Qena. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Dendara, Dendera, Dendarah, Temple, mammisi, River, Nile, west, Qena, history, landscape, archaeology, ancient, Egyptology, goddess, Hathor, sistraform, face, damage, desecrated, Nut, ceiling, Ptolemaic, capitals, hall, detailed, columns, screen, elaborate, kiosk, court, sacred, lake, Osiris, Feast, mudbrick, enclosure, walls, boundary, roof, light, beautiful, holiday, travel, tourism, cruise, necropolis, city, Shabaka, Roman, Tiberius, Nectanebo 1, 2000, 35mm, slide, film, Nikon, FM2, manual, scanned, scan, Fuji, Velvia, 50asa
Dendara Mammisi EG21213jhp 
 Dendara temple Qena Nile Egypt mammisi birth house screen carving beautiful and considered some of the best and most delicate of workmanship of this period and here adorning the Roman mammisi of birth house attributed to Nectanebo 1. It shows the birth of the young God Harsomtus, child of Hathor and Horus of Edfu. This temple is also famous as having one of the only representations the famous Queen Cleopatra V11 with her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion. The temple can be reached by road from Luxor and is also the destination for a popular day cruise on the River Nile from Luxor via Qena. 
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Dendara Zodical Ceiling eg9621434jhp 
 Dendara Temple chapel roof Osiris reliefs fish-eye photo zodiac ancient Egypt, north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of the roof on one of two Chapels to Osiris on the roof of the main temple this one of the famous although replica zodiacal ceiling. 
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Dendara Roof Structure eg9621437jhp 
 Dendara Temple exterior roof stone ancient Egyptian construction natural sandstone is located north of Luxor and survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of remains of an interesting sandstone structure on the roof which appears to be a natural outcrop rather than a made made add on but is purpose is obscure. 
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Dendara Roof Cornice eg9621436jhp 
 Dendara Temple exterior reliefs ancient Egypt cornice roof painted Ba souls is located north of Luxor and survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of reliefs on the inner roof cornices showing Ba birds and remains of the original white painted background. 
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Dendara Roof Chapel eg9621433jhp 
 Dendara Temple chapel roof Osiris reliefs fish-eye photo ancient Egypt, north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of the roof on one of two Chapels to Osiris on the roof of the main temple. 
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Dendara Roman Mammisi eg962142jhp 
 Dendara Temple Birth House Roman Trajan Hathor Ihy ancient Egyptian located at this home of the Goddess Hathor, north of Luxor surviving as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. The photo is of the Roman birth house or mammisi built by Trajan with some of the finest carvings in Egypt, here with scenes of Hathor suckling her son Ihy and another of him behind her with the King Trajan making offering to her and taken as one enters the main temple area near the north gate. 
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Dendara Chapel Union Disk eg9621515jhp 
 Dendara Temple roof chapel union disk Hathor faces ancient Egyptian photograph roof view from this monument located north of Luxor surviving as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. On the top of the Dendara roof is this small Chapel of the Union with the Disk in the SW angle of the temple with 12 Hathor headed columns and although no roof might have had removeable wooden one allowing for sunlight to revive statues placed in its precinct. 
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Dendara Hathor Columns eg9621421jhp 
 Dendara Temple columns hypostyle ceiling Nut painted Hathor fish-eye ancient Egyptian north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of colored reliefs on the ceiling on the inside of the hypostyle hall with the sky Goddess Nut in original colours and with representations on the outer and inner facades of the Roman Pharoahs Claudius, Nero,Tiberius and Augustus with the Egyptian Gods Horus, Hathor whose face adorns the capitals of the coloumns. 
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Dendara Hathor Columns eg9621420jhp 
 Dendara Temple columns hypostyle ceiling Nut painted Hathor ancient Egypt, north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of colored reliefs on the ceiling on the inside of the hypostyle hall with the sky Goddess Nut in original colours and with representations on the outer and inner facades of the Roman Pharoahs Claudius, Nero,Tiberius and Augustus with the Egyptian Gods Horus, Hathor whose face adorns the capitals of the coloumns. 
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Dendara Hathor Columns eg9621418jhp 
 Dendara Temple coloumns reliefs ceiling fish-eye photo painted Hathor ancient Egypt, north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of colored reliefs on the ceiling on the inside of the hypostyle hall with the sky Goddess Nut in original colours and with representations on the outer and inner facades of the Roman Pharoahs Claudius, Nero,Tiberius and Augustus with the Egyptian Gods Horus, Hathor whose face adorns the capitals of the coloumns. 
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Dendara Hathor Columns eg9621416jhp 
 Dendara Temple coloured reliefs painted Hathor face columns ancient Egyptian, north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of colored reliefs on the ceiling on the inside of the hypostyle hall with the sky Goddess Nut in original colours and with representations on the outer and inner facades of the Roman Pharoahs Claudius, Nero,Tiberius and Augustus with the Egyptian Gods Horus, Hathor whose face adorns the capitals of the coloumns. 
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Dendara Hathor Columns eg9621411jhp 
 Dendara Temple coloured reliefs hypsotyle painted Hathor columns ancient Egypt, north of Luxor survives as one of the finest examples of the Late Period and the main buildings visited today date from fourth century BC in to the Roman period. It has a notable rare representation of the famous Cleopatra, some beautiful carvings and is relatively unscathed by the ravages of time, desecration and being dismantled for building materials. This photo is of colored reliefs on the ceiling on the inside of the hypostyle hall with the sky Goddess Nut in original colours and with representations on the outer and inner facades of the Roman Pharoahs Claudius, Nero,Tiberius and Augustus with the Egyptian Gods Horus, Hathor whose face adorns the capitals of the coloumns. 
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