Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut • Egypt

From: Egypt Travel Guide

See also: The Valley Of The KingsTemple Of Ramses III

 


Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir el-Bahri) is one of the most visited temples in Luxor and was built as the mortuary temple for Queen Hatshepsut who reigned during the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egypt and was dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra.

The temple is set beneath the formidable Theban Hills which tower above this truly magnificent temple which was designed by Senemut and features three incredible terraces with columns and ramps leading you up to the temple with its beautiful decorations on the inside, many of the wall reliefs still visible and brightly coloured.

The Temple has two chapels at either end of the temple, a sun court , punt colonnade, birth colonnade, several columned halls, an upper court and sanctuary. The temple would also of had an amazing row of Sphinx's and stone sculptures throughout the building with many frankincense trees and rare plants in the garden terraces.

Tourist Attraction Location Guide
The Temple of Hatshepsut is located around a 23 kilometer drive from Luxor.

Travel There
There is the train station at Luxor with taxi's available to take you on further.

 

Tourist Attraction Location Guide
The Temple of Hatshepsut is located around a 23 kilometer drive from Luxor.

 


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