Egypt: Dendera Temple
Dendera is mainly a Graeco-Roman temple situated on the west bank of the Nile 5 km south of Qena on the opposite side of the river and approximately 60 kilometers north of Luxor.

The complex contains the Temple of Hathor and is one of the best-preserved temples. The whole complex covers some 40,000 square meters and is surrounded by a large mud brick wall.
he present construction dates to the Ptolemaic Period and was completed by the Roman emperor Tiberius, however the structure rests on the foundations of earlier buildings dating back at least as far as Khufu (known as the pyramid builder Cheops, the second king of the 4th dynasty [c. 2613–c. 2494 BC]).
In was once home to the celebrated zodiac illustration which is now displayed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
There are also Roman and pharaonic mammisi (birth houses) and a small chapel dedicated to Isis, dating to the Roman or Ptolemaic period
There are also figures of the god Bes, a patron of childbirth, carved on the abaci above the column capitals.
Between the new and old birth houses are the remains of a Christian basilica that can be dated to the 5th century AD. It is an excellent example representative of early Coptic architecture.
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