Egypt architect senenmut

           

 

  

 


 
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Senemut was an architect and official of the government from the 18th Dynasty of the ancient Egypt. His name is also spelled Senmout, Senenmut or Senmut and it is said that he had a love connection with the pharaoh Hatshepsut. The parents of Senemut were Ramose and Hatnofer; there is much information about this architect than about other Egyptians that were not royal faces due to the Senemut parents` tomb which was discovered and then preserved. Senemut himself supervised the construction of the tomb. In the history of Egypt Senemut is known as the ‘Steward of the King's Daughter’ (meaning Neferure) or as the ‘Steward of the God's Wife’ (meaning Hatshepsut). Although some Egyptologists say that Senemut entered in the royal services in the ThutmoseI reign it seems that actually happened with the Thutmose II reign or while Hatshepsut was not pharaoh but regent. Senemut received prestigious titles after the crowning of Hatshepsut as pharaoh. Then he became the king’s high steward. The transportation and the quarrying of the twin obelisks were supervised by Senemut; the two obelisks were the world tallest from those times and were placed at the Temple of Karnak entrance. One of the twin obelisks broke in two centuries ago but the other one still exists today. Between the two obelisks it is said that have stood the Chapelle Rouge (or the Red Chapel). The most important creation of Senemut is Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple complex in Deir El-Bahri. The central point was Djeser-Djeseru (‘Sublime of the Sublimes’), which is considered one of the ancient world greatest buildings. There were two tombs made for Senemut, one near to the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and one in the Tombs of Nobles but it isn’t known where he was buried.

 
 

 

Egypt Architect Senenmut

 

 
   

 

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