Hatshebsut Temple

Hatshebsut Temple

 

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Queen Hatshbsut is the most strongest and brave queen ,ruled Egypt in new kingdom 18th dynasty , she has a magnificent mortuary  temple carved in the mountain built on the west bank of The Nile river front of “Thebes” ancient Egyptian capital now is “ Luxor “ ; the temple contains three floors, the 2nd floor contains statues for queen Hatshebsut and Osiris it was colored but it damaged throughout ages we have the remains of the colors, the temple built by lime stone it was dedicated to the warship of the god Amun-Re; Senmout is the royal court chief and the engineer who designed and built the temple and raised Hatshepsut’s  daughter ;otherwise his tomb discovered under the first floor of the temple ; the temple contains inscription for a campaign for Hatshebsut to a country called “Pond “ , she brought from there a rare animals , wood ,tigers skin and incense as offering to satisfy the gods .

One of Hatshepsut's enemies is the king Thotmoses the 3rd who ruled Egypt twice one when he was child before queen Hatshebsut exclude him from the rule and once he finished his military school he tried to revenge so he erased a few inscriptions on Hatshepsut's temple wall and inscribed some of his stories on the wall.

Queen Hatshebsut ruled Egypt for 22 years , She abandoned her femininity to appear like the king in her statue .