Temple of Osiris - Abydos and Temple of Hathor - Dendera The Art of Beauty and Grace
Unlike other temples of Egypt, the Temple of Hathor at Dendera presents an open face, with a clear view of the hypostyle hall to the viewer. No great pylons shield the entry, no scene of battle splash across its walls. Instead, a small mammisi
, or birthing chamber, sits at the entrance, and a sanatorium is located beyond the mammisi
. As pilgrims approach the temple, they arrive in a hypostyle hall of massive columns with the face of the goddess Hathor at the top of each column. Long ago the gold face masks were...