The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (the Deir AL-Bahari)

The site of the Temple of Hatshepsut is a place where colors merge in one of the most graceful views one can ever see over the Nile: the yellow of the desert, the green of the valley and the blue of the Nile all join together in one of the most impre .....Mas

The Garden of Amun, Before the Deir Al-Bahari Temple

In the plain, in front of the Deir el Bahari Temple (Temple of Hatshepsut), one can find many holes in order. Just in front of the actual entrance, one can also eye roots of old trees of different species: they were once tamarisk, sycamore fig, and p .....Mas

The First Colonnades in the Temple of Hatshepsut

The south colonnades before ascending the first ramp, to the middle terrace, have very interesting scenes about the cutting and the transportation of two obelisks brought from Aswan to Thebes and erected in the Temple of Karnak. Although the scenes a .....Mas

Birth Colonnade of Queen Hatshepsut in Deir el Bahari Temple

In the middle of 'the Birth Colonnade', behind the eleven pillars, the Queen ordered the representation of her divine birth. Like the rest of the temple's reliefs, the scenes are difficult to see because they were defaced after Hatshepsut's death. By .....Mas

The Anubis Shrine at the Temple of Hatshepsut

To the right of the birth scenes, are some of the best preserved parts of the temple, namely the Anubis Shrine. Figures of Hatshepsut had been defaced; however, other figures of Thutmes III, god Anubis, and the piles of food offerings before him had .....Mas

Depictions of the Expeditions of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari Temple

It was in the eighth year of her reign that Queen Hatshepsut ordered the organization of an expedition to the Land of Punt (now Somalia) to bring the African products of myrrh, incense and tropical plants for the Garden of Amun in front of her temple .....Mas

The Hathor Shrine at the Temple of Hatshepsut

To the left of the Punt Colonnade, stands a shrine dedicated to Hathor. The shrine has two halls (now badly destroyed) with pillars, each has a Hathor-headed capital showing the goddess human-headed and bovine-eared with a sistrum on her head. Scenes .....Mas

The Upper Terrace of the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Almost completely restored by the Polish-Egyptian mission, the Upper Terrace of the Temple of Hatshepsut has twenty-four colossal Osiride statues of the Queen, in front of the pillars that flank a huge granite doorway. The statues were originally pai .....Mas