Egypt: Temple of Dendera - paulsmit
[EGYPT 29545]
'Harsomptus and Ra sailing across the sky at Dendera.'

	Seated on thrones, the sun god Ra (crowned by a disc) and Harsomptus are sailing across the sky on the astronomical ceiling in the outer hypostyle hall of the Hathor Temple at Dendera. The ceiling consists of seven separate strips but here we are looking at a detail of the upper register of the SECOND STRIP EAST from centre.
For an overview of this ceiling strip see picture 29539.
This part of the Dendera Temple was built during the Roman period (first century AD). Photo Paul Smit.