Temple of Hatshepsut

Temple of Hatshepsut in Egypt

Travel to the Temple of Hatshepsut, located in present-day Luxor, Egypt, is an extraordinary destination for history enthusiasts and lovers of ancient architecture. Constructed during the 15th century BC under the reign of Queen Hatshepsut, this remarkable mortuary temple is a testament to the power and influence of one of Egypt’s most successful female pharaohs. The Hatshepsut Temple is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Egypt, officially known as the Ancient Thebes, with its Necropolis.

As you explore the Temple of Hatshepsut, be captivated by the grand colonnades, intricate reliefs, and majestic statues that showcase the architectural prowess of ancient Egypt. Our tours in Egypt will immerse you in this ancient civilization’s remarkable stories and vibrant culture.

Temple of Hatshepsut Egypt

“The Hatshepsut Temple was constructed during the 15th century BC as a mortuary temple dedicated to the female pharaoh Hatshepsut.”

Curiosities about the Hatshepsut Temple:

  1. The Hatshepsut Temple is situated near Luxor, Egypt, and was built in the 15th century BC.
  2. Queen Hatshepsut, the second historically confirmed female pharaoh, commissioned the temple.
  3. The temple was designed by Senenmut, Hatshepsut’s royal architect and close advisor.
  4. Its unique terraced design and colonnades are a fine example of ancient Egyptian architecture.
  5. The temple features various sanctuaries, including those dedicated to the gods Amun, Anubis, and Hathor.
  6. A series of impressive statues and reliefs showcase Hatshepsut’s achievements and her divine birth.
  7. The temple was partially destroyed and vandalized during the reign of her stepson and successor, Thutmose III.
  8. Today, the Hatshepsut Temple has been partially restored and is a popular tourist destination.
  9. Visitors can obtain an Egyptian visa upon arrival and marvel at the architectural splendor of the Hatshepsut Temple.

Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut

Immerse yourself in the history and artistry of the Hatshepsut Temple as you explore its terraced courtyards, grand colonnades, and intricately decorated sanctuaries. Discover the fascinating stories of Queen Hatshepsut and her reign, which left a lasting impact on ancient Egypt.

Map of the Hatshepsut Temple

Discover the Hatshepsut Temple

  • The First Terrace: Encounter the entrance to the temple, flanked by imposing statues of Hatshepsut and Osiris.
  • The Second Terrace: Marvel at the colonnade and the Chapel of Hathor, adorned with intricate reliefs and paintings.
  • The Third Terrace: Witness the grand Sanctuary of Amun, which houses a large statue of the god.
  • The Birth Colonnade: Discover the captivating reliefs that depict the divine birth of Hatshepsut.
  • The Punt Colonnade: Explore the vivid scenes that showcase Hatshepsut’s successful expedition to the land of Punt.

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Photos of the Hatshepsut Temple

Browse through a collection of stunning images showcasing the Hatshepsut Temple and its magnificent architecture. This offers a glimpse into the grandeur of ancient Egypt’s most famous female pharaoh’s mortuary temple.