HISTORY OF EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTURE
: Temple of Hathor, Late Ptolemaic-Roman period. Dendera, Egypt.
- Dendera, one of the important sanctuary of Hathor, is located 50km north from Luxor.
- Temple of Hathor at Dendera, with the temple of Horus at Edfu, is one of the best-preserved of the Ptolemaic temples.
Temple of Hathor; The facade of the Hypostyle Hall, seen from south.
- Late Ptolemaic-Roman period.
- Hathor is a cow-headded goddes.
- The same style temples are the Temple of Khnum in Esna (Ptolemaic-Roman period, 50km south from Luxor),
the Temple of Horus in Edfu (Ptolemaic-Roman period, 50km south from Esna)
and the Temple of Kom Ombo in Kom Ombo (Ptlemaic-Roman period, 60km south from Edfu).
Photo: Shoji Hiramatsu
[No.1]Temple of Hathor; facade
: [No.2]Temple of Hathor; facade, Hypostyle Hall
[No.3]Temple of Hathor; interior
: [No.4]Birth House (Mammisi), Coptic Church
[No.5]Temple of Isis, Birth House (Mammisi)
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