The catacombs of this historic Roman-era temple were used as a space for religious rituals in ancient Egypt.
After an extensive restoration effort, Upper Egypt’s Dendera Temple Complex will open to visitors this June. The temple’s catacombs were used as a space for religious rituals in ancient Egypt.
The temple is one of the country’s most well-preserved monuments from the Roman era. Situated in the Qena governorate, just southeast of Dendera, the complex spans 40,000 square metres.
The Dendera temple complex was constructed over 200 years by King Ptolemy as an ode to his love for the goddess Hathor. Dendera also houses the Hathor temple, the Temple of the birth of Isis, and a Barque shrine.
Visitors will be able to enter the temple starting June 1st. Tickets will be available for EGP 50 for Egyptians and EGP 100 for foreigners.