The Temple of Dendera, dedicated to the goddess Hathor, is one of the most mysterious ancient temples built by the Egyptians thousands of years ago. Located some 2.5 km southeast of Dendera, this ancient temple is one of the best preserved Egyptian complexes, especially its central temple, thanks to which it remained buried by sand and mud until it was unearthed by Auguste Mariette in the middle of the 19th century.
Temple of Hathor, Dendera. Image Credit: Shutterstock
The area belonged to the sixth nome of Upper Egypt, south of Abydos.
The complex consists of:
- Hathor temple (the main temple)
- Temple of the birth of Isis
- Sacred Lake
- Mammisi of Nectanebo II
- Christian Basilica
- Roman Mammisi
- a Barque shrine
- Gateways of Domitian and Trajan
- the Roman Kiosk
The main temple features a set of reliefs that is unlike any other ancient Egyptian art.
Knowns as the Dendera Light, a mysterious relief has raised numerous questions among experts. Is it possible that thousands of years ago, just before humanity decided to start writing down history, technologies far greater than what we’ve ever imagined, existed on earth?
The Dendera Lighbulb raises numerous questions. Located on the wall inside the temple of Hathor, we see something that may not be so strange in the 21st century. A large object resembling a lightbulb being manipulated by people. However, this technology wasn’t supposed to exist in ancient Egypt. So, what is it?
According to mainstream experts and Egyptologists, the Dendera Light is not some sort of ancient technology, but a mythological depiction of a djed pillar and a lotus flower, spawning a snake within, representing aspects of Egyptian mythology.
Egyptologists claim that the reliefs are a representation of the Egyptian god Hor, “Horus unifier of the Two Lands,” or Harsomtus in Greek, which takes various forms, and one of them is the snake emerging from a lotus.
This relief is interpreted by many authors as evidence of advanced ancient technology, electricity to be precise, in ancient Egypt. Image Credit: Shutterstock.
Furthermore, it is believed that the Djed pillar is a symbol of stability which is also interpreted as the backbone of the god Osiris.
In the carvings at the temple of Hathor, the four horizontal lines forming the capital of the djed are supplemented by human arms stretching out, as if the djed were a backbone.
The arms hold up the snake within the lotus flower. The snake coming from the lotus symbolize fertility, linked to the annual Nile flood.
However, many ancient astronaut theorists, as well as other authors have proposed that the enigmatic relief inside the Hathor temple does not only comprise elements of ancient Egyptian mythology but depicts a massive lightbulb.
If it was, in fact, a massive lightbulb, then what powered it?
A reconstruction of the Dendera lamp at the Mystery Park in Switzerland.
One answer may be the so-called Baghdad Batteries. More than 2,000 years ago, the ancient inhabitants of Mesopotamia created countless terracotta pots, shaped like a vase and of a light yellowish color, containing a cylinder made of a rolled copper sheet, which houses a single iron rod.
The container measured 14 cm high by 4 cm in diameter, while the copper cylinder measured 9 cm high by 2.6 cm in diameter.
At the top, the iron rod is isolated from the copper by bitumen, with plugs or stoppers, and both rod and cylinder fit snugly inside the opening of the jar.
According to some experts, these enigmatic terracotta pots were, in fact, the earliest batteries on planet Earth, and may have been used to mysterious power devices such as the Dendera Libhgbulb, if of course, it ever existed.