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Dec 13, 2010 - Denderah

@@@@@@@ Background Hathor, the wife of the god Horus, had been worshipped at Denderah since the time of the 6th dynasty, but it wasn’t until the very end of the Pharaonic period, during the 30th dynasty that the Temple Of Hathor was begun. The building was started during the Ptolemies (Greek rulers in Egypt) and completed during the Roman period. The temple has survived almost intact with its roof helping to preserve the forest of columns inside the grand hypostyle hall. The survival of the temple was assisted by a massive mud brick wall...

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