Hatshepsut woman pharaoh temple Deir el Bahri Luxor Egypt

Build during the "New Egyptian Empire" dynastic period, Fifteen century B.C under the direction of the Royal Architect Senenmut, who probably was inspired, or followed certain Worshiping-rules from the adjacent Solar Temple built by Mentuhotep II, around the year 2000 B.C. he was the second pharaoh, of the eleven dynasty during the "Middle Empire" period. This temple was dedicated to honor the Theban god Amon Ra and reached a peak of about 99 feet (30 meter).

Outstanding funerary temple made by superimposing terraces with a Mastaba like structures, one on top of the other, a similar way of how the First Step-pyramid building was achieved at Sakkara; however, as their architectural and construction method advanced with Time; the architect Senenmut, added a great-number of Columns in their outer sides, as well, statues representing the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut, much-bigger than human size, a great-quantity of square-shape columns and an access ramp to get to all the levels, not only for decorative, ritualistic purposes but also for their practical meds.

The interior decorations are also, something astonishing, decorated with ample painted relieves and statues, standing out, overall the temple dedicated to goddess Hathor and many other art-works of great-artistic value.

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Hatshepsut woman pharaoh temple Deir el Bahri Luxor Egypt
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