Temple of Hatshpsut

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Temple of Hatshpsut in Luxor, Deir El Bahari Hatshpsut Temple

The Temple of Hatshpsut in Deir El-Bahri is one of the most amazing temples in the whole of Egypt.
It has unique design and decorations that are not matched by any other temple in ancient Egypt. Unlike all funerary temples in new kingdom that were built of sandstone, Hatshpsut temple was built of limestone.

The temple was built for the great queen Hatshpsut (18th Dynasty) and was built by a great architect Senimut. In the 7th century AD, it was named after a Coptic monastery in the area, known as the “Northern monastery”. Today it is known as the Temple of Deir El-Bahri, which means in Arabic, the “Temple of the Northern monastery”.

This unique Temple reflects clear ideas about the serious conflict between Hatshepsut, and her nephew and son in law, Tuthmosis III, since many of her statues were destroyed, and the followers of Tuthmosis III damaged most of her Cartouches, after the mysterious death of queen Hatshpsut.