The director of the Dandara temple، Abdul Hakim al-Saghir revealed Monday that the temple received 1445 tourists of various nationalities، during Eid al-Adha, praising efforts made by security services in securing the temple.
That the temple is preparing to receive the winter tourist new season after preparing the temple’s open museum courtyard to receive tourists، Al-Saghir added.
The temple of Dandara is from the Pharaonic Greek temple that features a unique ceiling، chandeliers and bright colors that tourists visit specifically, to witness the greatness of ancient Egyptian civilization، he pointed out.
Dendera is a small town and former bishopric in Egypt situated on the west bank of the Nile، about 5 kilometres south of Qena، on the opposite side of the river.
Dendera Temple complex is located about 2.5 kilometres south-east of Dendera، Egypt. It is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The area was used as the sixth Nome of Upper Egypt، south of Abydos.
The Dendera complex has long been one of the most tourist-accessible ancient Egyptian places of worship. It used to be possible to visit virtually every part of the complex، from the crypts to the roof.
However، the highest part of the roof of Hathor temple has been closed since 2003.
The second stage of the roof was closed in November 2004، after a tourist got too close to the edge and fell to her death on the bedrock below.