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Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

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Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari

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David Adhikary wrote a review 11 Apr
Dhaka City, Bangladesh122 contributions1 helpful vote
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A great beauty and Masterclass Architecture. Best time to visit is Nov-March (early). Otherwise very hot.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Yadami_everywhere wrote a review 6 Apr
Miami, Florida73 contributions27 helpful votes
Was ok. But walking to much to find same thing. Temple is ok. So hot place to walk and walk and walk. "History"..ok I know.. Many other Temples around much better
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Mostafasalem wrote a review Mar 2021
Mansoura, Egypt34 contributions12 helpful votes
من اروعالاماكن التاريخية التي تحكي عظمة المراة المصرية القديمة في كيفية استغلال الظرف لتوفيق الاوضاع و الاستفادة منها خير استفادة
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Date of experience: March 2021
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TheFadi wrote a review Mar 2021
Cairo, Egypt25 contributions1 helpful vote
A must see Temple right by the valley of the kings. This Temple is dedicated to one of the most powerful women in Ancient Egyptian history confirmed as a Pharaoh and rose to the throne of Egypt. The stair case into the temple presents a great photo opportunity of both the Temple and in the opposite direction by providing a birds eye view of Luxor.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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CorinaNitu wrote a review Feb 2021
Bucharest, Romania271 contributions57 helpful votes
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The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru (Ancient Egyptian: ḏsr ḏsrw "Holy of Holies"), is a mortuary temple of Ancient Egypt located in Upper Egypt. Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, who died in 1458 BC, the temple is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings. This mortuary temple is dedicated to Amun and Hatshepsut and is situated next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, which served both as an inspiration and, later, a quarry. It is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt." The relief sculpture within Hatshepsut’s temple recites the tale of the divine birth of a female pharaoh – the first of its kind. The text and pictorial cycle also tell of an expedition to the Land of Punt, an exotic country on the Red Sea coast. While the statues and ornamentation have since been stolen or destroyed, the temple once was home to two statues of Osiris, a sphinx avenue as well as many sculptures of the Queen in different attitudes – standing, sitting, or kneeling. Many of these portraits were destroyed at the order of her stepson Thutmose III after her death.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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