Temple of Hatshepsut, Luxor

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  • Temple carved directly out of rock
    Temple carved directly out of rock
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  • Hatshepsut's Temple has 3 Levels
    Hatshepsut's Temple has 3 Levels
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  • Short Wagon Ride to the Lower Level
    Short Wagon Ride to the Lower Level
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    TEMPLE OF HATSHEPSUT

    by trotador Written Dec 13, 2003

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    the temple

    This temple is carved in the mountain. It a very impressive temple. It is not allow to enter, so just a walk around should be enough for everybody. It used to be a large garden right in front of the temple with trees from other countries.
    Hatshepsut was a powerful woman in Egypt. She was married with Thutmose II and when he died she proclaimed herself Pharaoh.

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    Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir al- Bahri

    by sachara Written Aug 21, 2003

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    Temple of Hatshepsut

    Beside the Temple of king Montuhotep (11th dynasty) the architects Senmun and Dedia built 500 years later the Temple for the queen Hatshepsut, inspired by the neigbouring temple. The temple is special by the location at the eastern cliffs of the Thebian mountains, partly harmonious built in the slopes as if nature self had done the job. The Temple has series of terraces, who ascend to the sanctuary. The first terrace is enclosed by a portico of 22 pillars and flanked by two Osiris pillars.
    The ambiance is very impressing.

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  • Deir-el-Bahri

    by Mark_Harris Updated May 20, 2003

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    Temple of Hatshepsut
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    Deir-el-Bahri on the is the location for the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut.

    After the Valley of the King's it's one of the most visited sites on the West Bank, probably because the temple has been heavily rebuilt (sorry - restored).

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    Dier Al-Bahari Hatchepsut temple

    by SumTingWong Written Mar 15, 2003

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    Hatchepsut Temple

    This is the Hatchepsut temple, located near the Valley of the Kings. It is an impressive three story temple built out of the mountain. There is now an ongoing reconstruction project there by the Polish, so some of the floors may be closed. This is a must see! Also look for old tree stumps near the enterence, thoes trees were planted by the queen herself!

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    Hatshepsut temple

    by Maline Updated Mar 3, 2003

    Hatshepsuts temple is also a definite must-see. She was, as you may know a female pharao who was potrayed as a male. In her temple there are lots of references to the godess Hathor (has the shape of a cow).

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  • Temple of Hatshepsut

    by karensuzjo Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Very impressive structure. Worth seeing. There is a cafe nearby for drinks and food for when you need a break (like we did!!)

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    Interesting funeral temple

    by stevemt Updated Apr 28, 2010
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    this funeral temple for Queen Hatshepsut is very interesting, and the one place you can take a camera

    Its huge, and has been renovated very well

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    Where to get a drink at Deir el Bahari

    by MikeBird Written Jul 12, 2008

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    Watering hole at Deir el Bahari

    There is a well shaded café on the right ( and out of sight for those camera shots). It's relatively expensive but worth it for the chance to rest your feet and top up with fluids.

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    Deir al Bahri

    by leffe3 Updated Sep 9, 2007

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    The Chapel of Hathor (2nd Terrace) is unusual in that there remains images of Hatshepsut that have not been defaced (her son Tuthmosis ordered all images of his mother to be defaced or destroyed).

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    Lost in the desert

    by pitrusque Written Jul 1, 2007
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    This temple, lost in the desert and on the side of a cliff is really well preserved too. Less spectacular than Karnak, this temple also has wonderful hieroglyphs and statues.

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    Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (contd)

    by Tayto Written Oct 7, 2005

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    In the shade of Hatshepsut
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    More pictures of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut showing the colonade and views of some of the murals in the temple itself.

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    The valley of Queens

    by Luchonda Updated May 24, 2005

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    Hatsjepsoet

    Deir al Bahri and the elegant thomb, builded for a female Pharao who reigned over Egypt for more than 15 years, next to her son Thoetmosis III.
    A highlight whenever visiting the West Bank of Luxor.

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    Chapel of Hathor

    by catkin Written May 25, 2004

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    Hathor

    The small area known as the chapel of Hathor is to the left of the colonnades at Queen Hatshepsuts temple,and is full of columns depicting Hathor in the form of the cow goddess with her cow ears.

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    "Border"

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 31, 2004

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    From the third level, the view is amazing. It looks like some on draw the line between desert and green valley of the Nile.

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    Anubis chapel

    by Prasnjavi Updated Mar 31, 2004

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    At the second level of Hatshepsut mortuary temple you can see Anubis Chapel. Chapel. Anubis was the god of embalming and the cemetery.

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