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Egypt`s best-preserved temple complex
The Temple of Hathor at Dendara Qena, Its dedicated to the goddess Hathor "wife of Horus"

The astronomical ceiling of the hypostyle hall is decorated with a complex and detailed star chart depicting the goddess Nut and elements of the zodiac (the latter being introduced by the Romans). Much of the original paint can still be seen on this beautiful ceiling


The Zodiacs represent an important astronomical feature of the temple of Dandara. Recent studies suggest that they were maps of the heavens showing stars, asterisms and constellations belonging to the different astronomical traditions existing in Ptolemaic Egypt. The monumental temple of Hathor is orientated to the rising of Meskhetyu (Ursa Major) in the north-east but its axis is also perpendicular to the course of Nile.

Two of the buildings at Dandara are important in relation to astronomy: the temple of Isis, orientated upon the rising position of Sopdet (Sirius), one of the celestial manifestations of Isis, and the temple of Hathor.

This suggests that, as at Karnak, the location of Dandara was carefully selected to combine astronomical and topographic orientations reinforcing the cosmic symbolism of the whole landscape. In the Ptolemaic period there was a close connection between the temples of Dandara and Edfu, and a divine pilgrimage took place between the two sacred precincts.
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Egypt`s best-preserved temple complex
The Temple of Hathor at Dendara Qena, Its dedicated to the goddess Hathor "wife of Horus"

The astronomical ceiling of the hypostyle hall is decorated with a complex and detailed star chart depicting the goddess Nut and elements of the zodiac (the latter being introduced by the Romans). Much of the original paint can still be seen on this beautiful ceiling


The Zodiacs represent an important astronomical feature of the temple of Dandara. Recent studies suggest that they were maps of the heavens showing stars, asterisms and constellations belonging to the different astronomical traditions existing in Ptolemaic Egypt. The monumental temple of Hathor is orientated to the rising of Meskhetyu (Ursa Major) in the north-east but its axis is also perpendicular to the course of Nile.

Two of the buildings at Dandara are important in relation to astronomy: the temple of Isis, orientated upon the rising position of Sopdet (Sirius), one of the celestial manifestations of Isis, and the temple of Hathor.

This suggests that, as at Karnak, the location of Dandara was carefully selected to combine astronomical and topographic orientations reinforcing the cosmic symbolism of the whole landscape. In the Ptolemaic period there was a close connection between the temples of Dandara and Edfu, and a divine pilgrimage took place between the two sacred precincts.
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THE 2 QUEENS GODDESS OF EGYPT WHERE WIDOWS AND HORUS CLAIMED TO BE THE ONLY KING-GOD OF EGYPT ; WITH THE MARRIAGE OF THE 2 QUEENS GODDESS HE GUARANTY HIS POSITION WITH OUT THE ADVERSITY OF A OTHER MALE. 
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Egypt`s best-preserved temple complex
The Temple of Hathor at Dendara Qena, Its dedicated to the goddess Hathor "wife of Horus"

The astronomical ceiling of the hypostyle hall is decorated with a complex and detailed star chart depicting the goddess Nut and elements of the zodiac (the latter being introduced by the Romans). Much of the original paint can still be seen on this beautiful ceiling


The Zodiacs represent an important astronomical feature of the temple of Dandara. Recent studies suggest that they were maps of the heavens showing stars, asterisms and constellations belonging to the different astronomical traditions existing in Ptolemaic Egypt. The monumental temple of Hathor is orientated to the rising of Meskhetyu (Ursa Major) in the north-east but its axis is also perpendicular to the course of Nile.

Two of the buildings at Dandara are important in relation to astronomy: the temple of Isis, orientated upon the rising position of Sopdet (Sirius), one of the celestial manifestations of Isis, and the temple of Hathor.

This suggests that, as at Karnak, the location of Dandara was carefully selected to combine astronomical and topographic orientations reinforcing the cosmic symbolism of the whole landscape. In the Ptolemaic period there was a close connection between the temples of Dandara and Edfu, and a divine pilgrimage took place between the two sacred precincts.
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