Temple of Hatshepsut at Luxor

Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Hatshepsut came to the throne of Egypt in 1478 B.C.E. Officially, she ruled jointly with Thutmose III, who had ascended the throne as a child one year earlier. She is generally regarded as one of the most successful pharaohs and is depicted in painting and sculpture as both a female and a male pharaoh. The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut is the focal point of the Deir el-Bahri complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor (ancient Thebes). Her temple, known as Djeser-Djeseru (Splendor of Splendors), was designed and implemented by Senemut, the pharaoh's royal steward, for her posthumous worship.

Temple of Hatshepsut at Luxor

The Pharaoh of Egypt from 1479-1458 B.C.E. She had a notably successful reign, commissioning numerous building projects and establishing trade networks.

A sequence of rulers from the same family.

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