Dendera and Abydos Temple from Luxor - Private Tour

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Abydos Temple
Dendera Temple
Hathor
Dendera Temple
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What To Expect

Combine a morning in Dendera where you can visit the Temple of Hathor, before continuing for an afternoon of sightseeing in Abydos, home of "The Cult of Osiris". It is a place where most ancient Egyptians would have made a pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. Experience the magnificence of the Dendera and Abydos temples now!

Specifications

Type:
Tours from Luxor
Departs From:
Luxor
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
9 hours
Availability:
daily at 7:00 AM
Product Code:
10564
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Description

The path to the Temple of Hathor is between two Roman fountains that end at the massive entry gate. Hathor was the goddess of pleasure and love and was generally shown as a cow, or woman with a cow's head. The enclosure walls are mud-brick and date back to the Roman era. Within the walls are the temple, two birth houses, a Coptic Basilica, "sanatorium", a sacred lake, and the Temple of the Birth of Isis. The Temple has a long history, with evidence that Pepi I (Old Kingdom) rebuilt the temple, while other texts refer to reconditioning by Thutmose III, Amenhotep III and Rameses II and III (New Kingdom). Additions were made during the Greek, Roman and Ptolemaic periods.

Abydos in Middle Egypt is an ancient holy place and burial ground of the rulers of the late prehistoric proto-kingdom, as well as the first attested kings of the politically unified Egyptian state. Buildings constituting the settlement area in northern Abydos dating back to pre-dynastic times have been found around Kom es-Sultan, while recent excavators have found an Old Kingdom residential area to the south-east which contains a street of mudbrick houses with courtyards and a faience workshop with its kilns. Abydos is home to "The Cult of Osiris", the Egyptian God of the Dead. It is said that the head of Osiris was buried at the site after he was murdered by his brother.

Includes

  • Qualified Egyptologist guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus

  • Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel in Luxor

Excludes

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Please indicate you hotel in Luxor upon booking.

  • Tour is guided in English. Other languages available upon request.

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they seat in parent's lap.

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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