Sites & cities that bear the name of Dendera


First trace of activity : ca. 30th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Ta-ynt-netert, Lunet, Tantere, Tentyra, Tentyris, Nikentori, Nitentori, دندرة‎, Dandarah, Denderah, ⲛⲓⲧⲉⲛⲧⲱⲣⲓ

Description : Dendera (Arabic: دندرة‎ Dandarah; Coptic: ⲛⲓⲧⲉⲛⲧⲱⲣⲓ), also spelled Denderah, ancient Iunet, Tentyris or Tentyra is a small town and former bishopric in Egypt situated on the west bank of the Nile, about 5 kilometres (3 mi) south of Qena, on the opposite side of the river. It is located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Luxor and remains a Latin Catholic titular see. It contains the Dendera Temple complex, one of the best-preserved temple sites from ancient Upper Egypt.

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