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Dear Hisham, Noreen and I were looking at some of our slides and pictures of our trip to Egypt, and I got to think what a wonderful time we had. Much of that wonderful trip is due to you. I don’t think that our trip would have been anywhere near as terrific if it hadn’t been for you. You were always there and made everything run smoothly—and you did this with a smile, friendliness, and the utmost courtesy. Thank you especially for the side trip to the Sadat monument. I was deeply touched by being there, and I could tell that you were deeply affected, too. We plan on returning to Egypt, for there is much more to see and do. You can be sure that we will use your services when we do. All my best,

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Dendera

Dendera is considered one of the most important religious cities in ancient Egypt.  It situated in 1st century B.C on the west bank of the Nile outside of city of Qena, north of Luxor about 60 km. Located rather isolated on the desert edge, about 2.5 km south-west of the Town, lay what Dendera is known for, the mostly Greco-Roman Temple Complex, Dendera, known in ancient Egyptian as Iunet or Tantere.

The modern Arab town is built on the ancient site of Ta-ynt-netert which ...

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Dendera is considered one of the most important religious cities in ancient Egypt.  It situated in 1st century B.C on the west bank of the Nile outside of city of Qena, north of Luxor about 60 km. Located rather isolated on the desert edge, about 2.5 km south-west of the Town, lay what Dendera is known for, the mostly Greco-Roman Temple Complex, Dendera, known in ancient Egyptian as Iunet or Tantere.

The modern Arab town is built on the ancient site of Ta-ynt-netert which means 'She of the Divine Pillar', or Tentyra which is Greek for Dendera. It was once the capital of the 6th Nome (Pharaonic province) of Upper Egypt, also named Nikentori or Nitentori, which signifies willow wood or willow earth. Others give the derivation from the sky and fertility goddess Hathor, also associated with the Greek Aphrodite, who was specially worshiped there. The crocodile is recognized as the deity of the city and was also venerated as such in the other Egyptian cities, which caused many quarrels, notably with Ombos.

It is still the seat of a titular see, suffragan of Ptolemais, in the former Roman province of Thebaid Secunda. Little is known of Christianity in that place, as only the names of two ancient bishops are given: Pachymius, companion of Melece at the beginning of the fourth century; and Serapion or Aprion, contemporary and friend of the monk St. Pachomius, who had in his diocese his celebrated convent of Tabennisi. It became the Arab Denderah, under late Ottoman rule a town of 6000 inhabitants in Qina.
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