Volume IV Plate 30 - The Temple of Hathor at Dendera (Ritual) ~ The main temple at Dendera is the grandest and most elaborately decorated of its period. It is also one of the most important temple sites of Egypt, providing examples of a rich variety of later temple features. It is also one of the best preserved temples of this period. Lighting within the hall is provided through small, square apertures. The ritual of the goddess Hathor's union with the sun disk was performed here each year.