Did the Egyptian Goddess Hathor Originate in Canaan?

Hathor was goddess to Egyptian pharaohs, and to Semitic turquoise miners in the Sinai, who came from Canaan. But who had her first, archaeologists wonder.

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The remains of the giant temple to Hathor built at Serabit el-Khadem, in the Sinai. The picture shows rubble and standing stelae.
The remains of the giant temple to Hathor built at Serabit el-Khadem, in the Sinai.Credit: Einsamer Schütze, Wikimedia Commons
Elizabeth Sloane
Elizabeth Sloane
Hieroglyphic inscriptions at Serabit el-Khadem, the Temple of Hathor
Hieroglyphic inscriptions at Serabit el-Khadem, the Temple of Hathor Credit: Einsamer Schütze, Wikimedia Commons

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