Qena's Dendara Temple is ridiculously underrated. Sure, from the outside it bears that that same sandy sepia tone that leaves non-history-buffs wondering why people go to multiple temples when they're all more or less just massive stones, but have you seen the inside? Pillars and walls and ceilings lined with inscriptions that are still bursting with colour make Dendara Temple a historical sight for the sore eyes, and then some. Earlier this year, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced that Dendara Temple would be turned into an open-air museum, and absolutely no one is surprised.
via Matthew Kubler
Now the Cairo Opera House is organizing a music and song festival for the first time on February 25th, 2020, in Dendara Temple. Happening in cooperation with South Valley University, Qena Culture Palace, and the temple itself, the festival is part of initiatives introduced by the Culture Ministry to achieve cultural equity across all brackets and all governorates in Egyp according to Dr. Magdy Saber, President of the Cairo Opera House.
Imagine this beauty as the backdrop to a music festival!