Temple OF dendera(Luxor) - tourism in Egypt

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Temple OF dendera(Luxor)

Guests to Luxor, who have room schedule-wise, ought to attempt and visit the popular Temple of Hathor at Dendera. In a taxi, the trek takes around 1hour from Luxor. The transports, which are constantly joined by a Police escort, that leaves at 0800 day by day . The extra charge is LE 35

The Temple is situated around 4KM from the River Nile, on its west bank

generally inverse the city of Qena, the capital of the territory and governorate of Qena (populace - 2,000,000), which is possessed by both Coptic and Muslims. This town is exceptionally celebrated for the assembling of water pots, called "gula" jugs in Arabic.

The Muslim Sheik, Abdel Raheeem El-Kenawi, who spent the greater part of his life in this town and kicked the bucket in 1170 A.D, established the current city. The birthday of this holy person is praised each year, and an extraordinary number of explorers originate from all over Egypt for the merriments. The name of the city backpedals to the season of the Pharaohs , and was taken from the old Egyptian word Qeny, which signifies, "to twist"; the River Nile has a colossal (and acclaimed) twist here

The Temple of Hathor was implicit the first century B.C and it is one of the best-saved Temples in the entire of Egypt! Ptolemy VIII and Queen Cleopatra II assembled it, and afterward later, Roman Emperors kept on improving it and honor the Goddess Hathor; the Goddess of maternity, adoration and music

The Greeks distinguished the Goddess Hathor as Aphrodite

The main entryway, worked by Roman Emperor Domitian in 80 A.D, prompts the colossal corridor of the Temple, which is designed with Hathoric (segments with the substance of Hathor on them) and is in a decent condition. The upper, front edge of the cornice is finished with the winged sun circle, while stone screens between the sections and the scene, which speak to the Roman Emperor Tiberius and other Roman rulers who present votive offerings to the Goddess of the Temple, encase the front bit. Hathor is predominantly spoken to with the horns of the consecrated cow jutting from her head, supporting the sun based circle of the sun, and in her grasp she is holding an "Ankh", the image of life, and a staff. Here and there she is additionally spoken to with the leader of a cow

The inside dividers of the immense lobby have momentous scenes that principally delineate penances being made to the Goddess of the Temple. The stunning roof with its cosmic representations, is extremely fascinating! The roof is isolated into 7 divisions, and the best residual 3 are:hathor

The primary division on the eastern side, which portrays the Goddess Nut, the Goddess of the sky, who is twisting herself towards the earth, with the sun plate sparkling on the Temple and the cover of Hathor.

Besides, and alongside the in the first place, is a representation of the sun pontoon and star Goddess

The third one is the western roof, which demonstrates a flawless representation of the zodiac signs, which is one reason that the Temple is so well known (the first zodiac alleviation is currently in the Louver exhibition hall in Paris, France). The 12 figures of the ram, the bull, the brilliant twins, the crab, the lion, the virgin the scales, the scorpion, the toxophilite, the goat, the watering pots and fishes with sparkling tails. On the inward dividers of the screen, the bird of prey headed God Horus, and the Ibis headed God Thoth, are pouring drops of heavenly water over the King. This scene is known as the submersion scene, symbolizing life and joy

The second corridor has 6 sections enhanced with rich capitals and stone platforms. On both sides of this lobby are little rooms that were utilized as storerooms, used to store the wine jostles that originated from the Island of Crete and the prolific Fayoum and Kharga desert gardens

Next is the focal church, which has two sacrificial tables; one for the sacrosanct pontoon, and the other for the penances offered to the Goddess Hathor. The delightfully formed alleviation's on the dividers of the sanctuaries speak to Ptolemy VIII and different tenets, whose names were left clear in the oval cartouches, hitting the dance floor with offerings to the hallowed watercraft of Hathor and her better half Horus. The delegates of the King, the esteemed Priests and aristocrats, used to accumulate in the considerable lobby in planning for the day by day ceremonies. The roofs are secured in stars, and dark sediment from the flames of the later tenants of the Temple.The rooms around the haven were utilized for logical purposes, the putting away of the consecrated pontoon, the hallowed wreath, the brilliant picture of the Goddess Hathor and musical instruments

There is a little hall on the right, which prompts a little room that contains the grave, exceedingly prescribed if you visit here

The staircases, which lead to the top of the Temple, are improved with some excellent images speaking to the 12 months of the year. On the eastern corner, of the rooftop, is the house of prayer of the God Osiris. The scenes on its dividers speak to Osiris becoming alive once again and turning into the God of the underworld. It is from this house of prayer that the best representation of the zodiac was taken. zodiac

The southern outside divider alleviation show Cleopatra VII and her child Caesarian

child of JuliusCaesar, making offerings to Hathor and allthe different gods of Dendera. On the same divider, close to the cornice, are some stone lion heads serving as water spouts. Bordering the Temple working toward the west is the consecrated lake, which was utilized for the clerics' ablutions. Alongside the lake is a little shaft, found in 1917, which contained important fortunes of Cleopatra's period, which are currently 
shown in the Egyptian Museum