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EGYPT: Hatshepsut Temple (Deir el-Bahari) - Luxor
Prior to the coming of Christianity, however, the site in the Valley of the Kings was a complex of mortuary temples and tombs built by the ancient Egyptians. One of the most famous of the mortuary temples at Deir el-Bahri is the Temple of Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut is arguably one of the most formidable women in ancient Egypt. After the death of her husband, Thutmose II, Hatshepsut served as co-regent to her nephew and stepson, the infant Thutmose III, who would eventually become the 6 th pharaoh of the 18 th Dynasty. Hatshepsut is depicted in the clothing of a male king though with a feminine form.
It is made up of a bay in the cliffs on the west bank of the Nile River east of the Valley of the Kings. Of the three ancient Egyptian structures on the site, one, the funerary temple of King Mentuhotep II built c. The second, the terraced temple of Queen Hatshepsut built c. A fuller restoration of the third terrace, sanctuary , and retaining wall was started in by a Polish archaeological mission, which also found a third temple, built by Thutmose III about bce , above and between the two earlier temples. All three temples were linked by long causeways to valley temples with docking facilities. All three temples were largely destroyed by progressive rock falls from the cliffs above. The temple of Hatshepsut was the site of a terrorist attack in in which more than 60 people, many of them tourists, were killed.
The mountain formed a natural pyramid towering over the Valley of the Kings and Deir el-Bahri, and was sacred to Hathor and Meretseger. He chose to build his Mortuary Temple and tomb at Deir el Bahri instead of with those of his predecessors at Dra Abu el Naga and also pioneered a new architectural style which despite its fresh look seems to have been inspired by the form of Old Kingdom pyramid complexes. The Mortuary Temple consisted of a terrace perched against the cliff with a large stone edifice described as a mastaba by some and a pyramid by others above it and a deep shaft to his tomb below it. The tombs of six princesses were found within the enclosure of the Mortuary Temple of Montuhotep. The tombs were excavated during the first phase of construction but their entrances were covered with masonry when the temple was enlarged. Each tomb contained a sarcophagus formed out of six large slabs joined together with metallic strips.
Located on the western bank of the Nile or in Western Thebes, the great capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom , this is one of the most beautiful of the royal mortuary temples. The terraces were different then, with gardens of frankincense trees and other rare plantings brought from Punt, a place that appears in painted reliefs decorating the walls of one of the colonnades. See below. The name Deir el-Bahri derives from the former monastery built during the Coptic era. As the first known female monarch, she ruled for about two decades, thus delaying the kingship of Thutmose III. It is not known how she died or was superseded. Many of her portraits were destroyed after her death, no doubt on orders from Thutmose III.