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    Take A Look At Historical Destination Of Egypt Deir el-Bahri (Hatshepsut’s Temple)

    Friday, November 27, 2009

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    Take A Look At Historical Destination Of Egypt Deir el-Bahri (Hatshepsut’s Temple)
    It is one of the most dramatically situated mortuary temple in the world, named on the Queen Hatshepsut. It is a complex of mortuary temples located opposite to the city of Luxor (Egypt) and west bank of river Nile. Mentuhotep II was the first monument built by the eleventh dynasty. Senunmut the architect of the queen designed and set it at the head of the valley overshadowed by the Thebes of “Lover of Silence”, where live the goddess who presided over the necropolis. This temple is unique because of its design and decorations. It is build of limestone while most of the other temples are built of sandstone. It was built as a funerary temple for Queen Hatshepsut the 18th Dynasty. It was also built as a sanctuary of the God, Amon Ra. There are three terraces in the temple. The lower two  [...]

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