The Dendera Temple complex is one of the best preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The complex covers approximately 40,000 square meters. Also the site of the famed Dendera light relief, Dendera is an incredible site.
The building that dominates the Complex is the main temple, which is called the Hathor temple and is dedicated to Hathor who was the goddess of love, joy and beauty.
One of the strangest and most intriguing parts of the site however are the stairs leading up to the temple roof. The stone steps appear to be melted. It’s hard to imagine what could have melted solid stone steps such as these. The temperatures that would be need to melt solid stone such as this would have to have been tremendously high.
It is said that some of Dendera was built over an even older site, and while no conclusive proof has ever been found, there has been speculation of nuclear war in ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian sites still hold many secrets, looking at this melted stone passage just leaves us wondering, what could possibly have melted these stone steps?