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Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

The mortuary temple of Hatshepsut was built during the 8th Dynasty for the eponymous queen who ruled between 1479 BC and 1457 BC. This temple is located on the site of Deir el-Bahari and is distinguished by its architecture, mainly composed of porticoes and terraces. This limestone set has been restored to the delight of the public. Three terraces overlap and are connected by ramps of 30-meters long, once surrounded by lush gardens. As for the chapels of Hathor, Anubis, Hatchepsout, Thutmose I, or Amon-Rê, they are more than striking, both in their manufacture and in the decorations they house.
Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut

FAQs for Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

  • Are there still statues in the temple of Hatshepsut?
    Many statues are still preserved, such as the remaining statues of Osiris (which were originally 26) for example.

  • When did the first excavations of the Temple of Hatshepsut take place?
    The first excavations date back to the 19th century and were carried out by the famous French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette.