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Dendera: The Heliopolis of Hathor

Miroslav Verner

in Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The main seat of Hathor, one of the most important goddesses of ancient Egypt, was her temple in Dendera, the metropolis of the sixth Upper Egyptian nome. The town lay on the west bank of the Nile ... More


The First Pyramid Builders

Aidan Dodson

in Monarchs of the Nile: New Revised Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774167164
eISBN:
9781617977336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the kings of the Third and Fourth dynasties, during which pyramid building had flourished. It starts with Djoser, the son and direct successor of Khasekhemwy, and the rise of ... More


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