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Hatshepsut Temple, Luxor, Egypt

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Distance from city center: 1.4mi
erato's pictureby erato History & Culture travel tip
added on the 18th of January, 2010
The building s the mortuary temple of the first known female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, who reigned in the 15th century BC. She was one of the most successful of the pharaohs of Egypt.

There are so many things to see there that one can't even enumerate all. beautiful frescoes and hieroglyphs cover the walls, there are decorated columns, and beautiful, painted chambers everywhere in the temple depicting scenes of the great female pharaoh.

Don't think you are on the wrong place if you see the statues of the pharaoh with a beard, Hatshepsut always made herself be depicted with beard, to stress her power.

Bring a good camera, because you will take wonderful pictures, the place is fabulous, it isn't called Djeser Djeseru (Splendor of Splendors) for nothing. ;)

Deir al-Bahri

Adults 21 EGP (around $4)
Students 11 EGP (around $2)

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