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the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut - Deir el-Bahari
Luxor & Karnak

The entrance way to the mortuary temple of Queet Hatshpsut, she was the fifth pharoah of the 18th dynasty during the period known as the "new kingdom.

she established trading routes with lands around Egyprt at the time, remaining traces from an old tree she got trading with the land of Punt just south of the ancient Egyptian kingdom at the time can be seen just outside the gates of the temple where the whole story is told on its walls.

the land of Punt is what is known now as Somalia.

more information about hatshepsut can be found here

Copyright: Salma El Dardiry
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Taken: 21/12/2013
Uploaded: 16/05/2017
Updated: 22/05/2017
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Tags: deir el-bahari; el dier; el bahary; hatshepsut; luxor; west bank; egypt; ancient; egyptian; mortuary; sennemut; 18th dynasty
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More About Luxor & Karnak

Part of the Holy Land, Egypt offers a fascinating mixture of ancient pyramids, temples and other religious monuments. There are numerous possibilities to explore Egypt from desert treks to trips down the Nile or scuba diving in the Red Sea and along the Sinai coast. Cairo, which means “The Triumphant”, is home to the pyramids, sphinx and over 17 million residents within its metropolitan area. Luxor is often described as the world’s largest open air museum, built on the ancient city of Thebes. The Karnak temple complex, located near Luxor, is a collection of ancient temples, chapels and various other buildings.