Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Luxor

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Set against stark cliffs, Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari was constructed during the 15th century BCE and dedicated to Amon-Ra, the sun god. The temple's geometrical design and layout for active worship marked a turning point in ancient Egyptian architecture. Backed by a dramatic cliff face, the three terraces of the temple feature rows of colonnades, reminiscent of Classical architecture, while the interior include sculptures and reliefs narrating the story of Hatshepsut's divine birth. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Luxor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Our tour guide said that the most interesting parts to visit were the left and right ends of the temple as well as the central entrance and the start of an incomplete tunnel near the centre, as well. ...  more »
  • This famous temple of the dead of Queen Hatshepsut from the 15th century BC is built directly on the slope. The temple extends over 3 terraces connected by a ramp. Some of the coloured representations can still be seen. Famous is the depiction of her expedition to Punt and the depiction of her divine procreation on the walls of the 2nd terrace. On the upper terrace there is a columned courtyard and a cult room, which has been carved out of the rock. We drove with Ayman Mahmoud (A1 Taxi Luxor, Taxi No. 515, Tel. No.: +20 102 436 8204, +20 122 716 8747; WhatsApp: 20 102 436 8204, 20 122 716 8747; Email: A1taxis.luxor@gmail.com). The taxi driver was very punctual, reliable and waited for us. He speaks good English and has given us a good price. He can also get the Luxor Pass and Luxor Premium Pass.
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  • The Temple of Hatshepsut or the Funeral Temple of Hatshepsut Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut Is the temple of the 18th Egyptian Dynasty, and the best remaining of the temples built about 3500 years ago in the monastery of the sea in Egypt. Queen Hatshepsut built it on the west bank of the Nile to meet the good (The capital of ancient Egypt and the seat of worship Amun) (Luxor today). The temple of Hatshepsut is characterized by its unique architectural design compared to the Egyptian temples that were built on the eastern bank of the Nile in Thebes. . The temple consists of three consecutive floors on open balconies. The temple was built of limestone and in front of the columns on the second floor were statues of limestone of the god Osiris and Queen Hatshepsut in a beautiful distribution. Originally, these statues were colorful, and only a few of the monuments were left. Some of the statues were in very good condition, indicating the elegance of the temple's design and beauty. At the same time, the temple of Hatshepsut features engravings of sea expeditions sent by Queen Hatshepsut to Puntland to trade and bring incense and bitter from that country. Many Pharaohs of Egypt recorded this in paintings on their temples showing them offering offerings and incense to the various gods. In addition to incense and bitter, the missions of Hatshepsut also transported trees, trees and rare animals not found on the land of Egypt, and the fur of the Tigers, which was worn by a certain layer of the priests of Egypt. The valley of the monastery was dedicated to the worship of Hattur and Amun Ra, in addition to the worship of Horus and Anubis. This is due to the family 11 where Pharaoh Mentuhotep II was the first to exploit the area to build tombs and a temple for himself and his wives and those close to him from the people of the court. This was during the middle Egyptian state. The temple of Hatshepsut was built in the modern Egyptian state under the rule of the 18th Dynasty, and ordered the establishment of Queen Hatshepsut , The daughter of King Tuthmosis the First
  • Hatshepsut, the Great Queen becoming King. Daughter of Ahmose Nefert and Tutmose I, married with Tutmose II, she made built and amazing funerary complex, but finally her mummy was find in Valley of the Kings, in her father tomb. In Deir El Bahari you can see she loved the inscriptions and draw with a lot of colours, like yellow, light blue and orange.
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