Ancient Egyptian history is filled with religious art, and Dendera Temple was considered a holy place by ancient Egyptians. According to Ancient Origins, religious structures of the temple were built during the old Kingdom Pharaoh, Pepi I, and during the New Kingdom. Its current form, that includes the Temple of Goddess Hathor, dates back to the Ptolemaic and Roman times. Next month, it will welcome two exciting festivals on its grounds.
Mark your calendars! The first event is a music festival taking place on the 25th of February, in collaboration with Cairo Opera House, South Valley University, and Qena Culture Palace. According to Safareya, the President of Cairo Opera House, Dr Magdy Saber said that this festival aims to achieve cultural equity across Egypt.
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The second is a cultural festival organised by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities that will run from the 27th of February to the 3rd of March. The festival, which will also feature musical concerts, aims to highlight obscure tourist destinations in Qena, which is why the Dendera Temple was chosen as its location.
We are looking forward to similar events that draw attention to our prominent legacy!