Egypt Gorgeous Temple of Hatsheput

           

 

  

 


 
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Being a monument of the world heritage, the temple of Hatshepsut has a long stair of stone that goes to the entrance in the temple. Till then, the visitor goes through three yards closed one into another. These three yards are surrounded by sculpted figures – pharaohs, geometric forms, guardian eagles. On the right part of the long stair are the Birth Columns, adorned with inscriptions in relief which shows the divine origin of the queen Hatshepsut. In the end of these columns, after the climbing of few steps is the Anubis Chapel – the columns are beautiful adorned and the walls are wholly painted. Hathor is painted on the front wall, the other walls reproducing Hatshepsut (mutilated) and Tuthmosis bringing offerings to Anubis. Inside the central sanctuary the Chapel of Hathor still keeps the relief of the queen Hatshepsut bringing offerings to him (on the left side) and a portrait of Senenmut (on the right side). Senenmut was the closest courtier of the queen who fell from her grace after 15 years of devotion the reasons remaining still unknown. When his sanctuary was excavated for the very first time, the place was full of numerous baskets with object apparently used in rituals of fertility. It is possible that the relation came to an end after an intimate relation. In the superior yard of the temple you can get through a way flanked with eagles` heads. This last terrace of the temple was recently open to public, here taking place many excavations and restorations leaded by teams of archeologists from Egypt and Poland. The Hatshepsut`s sanctuary was on the left side and on the other side was the sanctuary of the Sun god – this being an inner yard with a central altar. In back of it was the Amun` s sanctuary.

 
 

 

Egypt Gorgeous Temple of Hatsheput

 

 
   

 

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