It was designed during the 18th dynasty by Senenmut, the architect of Queen Hatshepsut. Despite the damage caused by Ramses II and the transformation into a monastery with the advent of Christianity, the excavations of the site continue to reveal splendid decorations.
The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at the area known now as Deir El-Bahari is actually one of the most remarkable temples in Egypt. The architect who constructed this temple found his inspiration for the design from another neighboring mortuary temple of Neb-Hept-Re of the 12th Dynasty.
Hatshepsut Temple is made out of local limestone to commemorate the achievements of Queen Hatshepsut of the 18th Dynasty of the new kingdom and also as a funerary temple and sanctuary for Amun Ra in which the divine birth story is mentioned.
Thutmose III damaged the place out of anger towards the queen who had removed him from the throne. Upon its discovery in the mid-nineteenth century, the temple was in ruins and its present appearance is largely due to the restoration work done by a team of Egyptian and Polish archaeologists in the 1960s.
The temple got its name from a monastery in the same area known as the Northern Monastery, Deir El-Bahari in Arabic language and some theories suggest that this temple used as a Coptic monastery in the early Christian period.
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The Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor is composed of three terraces and gives breathtaking scenery to the tourists during their visit. The two lower terraces have been full of trees and on the southern end of the 1st colonnade, there are some scenes, among them is the well-known scene of the transportation of Hatshepsut’s two massive obelisks.
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