Archaeology: The Hathor Temple In Dendera, Egypt

National Geographic UK – Egypt’s Largest Temple To Hathor: National Geographic UK Dendera is a holy site that dates back to Egypt’s old kingdom, more than 2,000 years before Cleopatra. For over two millennia 1,000’s of worshippers would gather here each year to celebrate a festival in honour of Hathor the Goddess of Earth and Motherhood. Full of beautiful buildings from all different periods, this ancient archaeological treasure is like a history book of Egypt.

However, one structure dominates the site, a vast stone temple, 140 feet wide with an entrance hall boasting 24 gargantuan columns. Venture into this remarkable temple and discover the ancient hieroglyphics that cover every inch of its surface in brand new episodes of Lost Treasures of Egypt, Sundays at 8pm, on National Geographic UK.

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