The Temple of Hatchepsut in Luxor

The Temple of Hatchepsut

This temple is one of the most famous monuments of Egypts.

The Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru, is a mortuary temple located on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor, Egypt. It is notable for its unique design, which incorporates three levels of terraces cut into the hillside, as well as for its historical significance as a testament to the reign of Queen Hatshepsut.

Paintings in the inner sanctum of Hatshepsuts Temple

Hatshepsut was one of the few female pharaohs in ancient Egypt, and she ruled for more than 20 years during the 15th century BCE. She commissioned the construction of the temple as a tribute to herself and to the god Amun, and it was built between 1479 and 1458 BCE.

Hatshepsut's head as column chapter

The temple is also notable for its intricate reliefs and decorations, which depict scenes from Hatshepsut's life and accomplishments, as well as scenes from Egyptian mythology. The reliefs are particularly well-preserved and are considered some of the finest examples of ancient Egyptian art.

Of special significance are the paintings depiciting the expedition to Punt.

The expedition to Punt by Hatchepsut
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