Shrine of Hathor

Shrine of the Egyptian goddess Hathor at Timna Valley, southern Israel. It is an open-air shrine dated to the thirteenth-twelfth centuries BCE, built by the Egyptians but with many local elements. According to some, after the Egyptian withdrawal the shrine was taken over by the Midianites, who began using it for their own cult.  

Credits: Photo by Juan Manuel Tebes


The Egyptian goddess of love and fertility.

A system of religious worship, or cultus (e.g., the Israelite cult). Also refers to adherents of that system.

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