Temple of Hatshepsut – The Mortuary

The mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is a very impressive building. Set right up against the Mountains that contain the Valley of the Kings, it looks out over the green of the flood plains of the River Nile.

Queen Hatshepsut was the only female Pharaoh, a position she assumed after her husband Thutmosis II died and before their son was old enough to take on the role.

The  Temple has three levels and has a number of colonnades of pillars – some with Statues of Hatshepsut in front of them.

One of the most significant things that can be seen in this photo is the lack of tourists. Taken in March 2014, it can be seen that tourists are not going to Egypt.

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