- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Duration: 5 Hrs
Departure Time :
Pickups available between 6am and 12pm
Departure Details :
Luxor Hotel / Nile Cruise / Airport
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewEnjoy Half Day Tour to Dendera Temple from Luxor. Drive for about 70km to the north of Luxor to visit Dendera Temple complex, which contains a large number of structures from different periods of Egyptian history, the best preserved is the Greco-Roman temple of Hathor, then transfer back to your hotel in Luxor.
- Led by a qualified Egyptologist
- Get inside tips from a local
- Family friendly
Know More about this tour
The sculptured Dendera zodiac is a widely known relief found in a late Greco-Roman temple, containing images of Taurus (the bull) and the Libra (the balance). It was removed from the temple ceiling in 1820 and is now in the Louvre Museum. Champollion's guess that it was Ptolemaic proved correct and Egyptologists now date it to the first century BC. A sketch was made of it during the Napoleonic campaign in Egypt now in the temple.
Explore the temple crypt which was for keeping cult equipment, archives and magical emblems for the temple's protection, though the most important object kept in the crypts was a statue of the BA of Hathor, on the rear of Hathor temple is a carving of Cleopatra VII and her son, Ptolemy Caesarion, fathered by Julius Caesar are good examples Ptolemaic Egyptian art. Then enjoy free time to explore the temple at leisure.
After finishing, you will be transferred back to your Nile Cruise / Hotel in Luxor.
Pick-up and return service from your Luxor hotel
All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle
Bottled water during the tours
Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
All service charges and taxes
Entry/Admission - Dendera Temple Complex
Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary
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