Photographer's Note

A photo from the interior of the Temple of Hathor.
Dendera Temple complex is located approximately 60 kilometers north of Luxor. It is one of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The dominant building in the complex is the Temple of Hathor. It is the largest and most impressive buildings in this religious complex, and is visually stunning with its grand entrance, detailed carvings, hieroglyphs, and decorated ceilings.
Hathor was one of the most popular goddesses in the Egyptian pantheon, her roles shifting through the ages. Her hieroglyphics literally translate to “House of Horus,” referring to her protective role as a mother figure and/or wife of the falcon god Horus. As such, she was also a sky goddess, ruling over the realm where Horus flew. You’ll often see Hathor bearing a cow head or just the ears. This refers to her role as a nurturing royal nurse; she’s said to suckle the pharaohs of Egypt — even as adults.
Hathor, seen at the top of these columns, was a popular goddess, her domains covering everything from motherhood to sexuality, from healing to drunkenness. It’s sad to see that every single image of Hathor atop the columns has been vandalized. (

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