Interior of Dendera temple or Temple of Hathor. Egypt. Dendera , also spelled Denderah, is a small town and former bishopric in Egypt situated on the west bank of the Nile, about 5 kilometres south of Qena, on the opposite side of the river. It is located approximately 60 kilometres north of Luxor. It contains the Dendera Temple complex, one of the best-preserved temple sites from ancient Upper Egypt.