Ancient Thebes Egypt – Images of the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Queen Hatshepsut

The mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located on the west bank of the River Nile just across from Luxor ancient Thebes in Egypt.

Queen Hatshepsut was one of only a few women ever to reign over Egypt as Pharaoh and was ruler during the 18th dynasty - 14th century BC. Rising out of the desert plain and set against towering cliffs in the Theban Hills, the temple, with its many monumental ramps, fine terraces, and elegant columns is one of the most impressive from ancient Egypt.

What’s also impressive are its colourful hieroglyphic paintings and reliefs, that tells the story of Hatshepsut’s divine birth and of her journey to the Land of Punt (which is believed to be modern-day Somalia) to bring back treasures such as ebony, ivory, gold, perfumes and myrrh trees.

The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is a Unesco World Heritage listed site as part of the Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis listing.

Following are a number of selected captioned images from my Temple of Queen Hatshepsut stock photo gallery that were captured on my travels through Egypt.

Further images from Egypt and the Mediterranean can be viewed and purchased from my website –  Mediterranean Heritage and Travel photography.

All images, text and content on this blog are copyright Steven Sklifas.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Above image: View of the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri was built for Queen Hatshepsut who reined Ancient Egypt during the 18th dynasty (circa 1458 BC).

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Above image: View of main entrance walkway to the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri was built for Queen Hatshepsut who reined Ancient Egypt during the 18th dynasty (circa 1458 BC).

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Above image:  Side view of the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri was built for Queen Hatshepsut who reined Ancient Egypt during the 18th dynasty (circa 1458 BC).

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Above image: View of one a of the stone vultures that guard the upper terrace entrance to the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Above image: View if the sculptured face or bust of Hatshepsut at The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Above image: View of statues of Hatshepsut that line the the upper terrace of the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Above image: View of statues of Hatshepsut that line the upper terrace of the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir al-Bahri.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Above image: View of a colourful relief showing a festival scene with soldiers running forward carrying branches of trees along with their axes.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Luxor. Egypt.

Above image: View of a colourful relief showing Amun, the chief god of Thebes, before a table of offerings.

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