Temple of Dendera

The Dendera Temple complex is located about 2.5 km south-east of Dendera, Egypt. It is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt.

The whole complex covers some 40,000 square meters and is surrounded by a hefty mud brick enclosed wall. Dendera was a site for chapels or shrines from the beginning of history of ancient Egypt. It seems that pharaoh Pepi I (ca. 2250 BC) built on this site and evidence exists of a temple in the eighteenth dynasty (ca 1500 BC). But the earliest extant building in the compound today is the Mammisi raised by Nectanebo II – last of the native pharaohs (360–343 BC).

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (45 km), Temples of Karnak (47 km), Temple of Luxor (49 km), Temple of Edfu (131 km), Temple of Kom Ombo (190 km), Assuan (Egypt) (229 km), Temple of Philae (237 km), Temples of Kalabscha (283 km), Temples of Wadi es-Sebua (373 km), Temple of Amada (381 km), Temples of Abu Simbel (436 km), Cairo (Egypt) (457 km), Istanbul (Turkey) (1,689 km), Isfahan (Iran) (1,975 km), Shiraz (Iran) (1,987 km), Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam (2,026 km), Syracuse (Italy) (2,041 km), Tehran (Iran) (2,075 km), Catania (Italy) (2,081 km), Taormina (Italy) (2,087 km)

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