Our team has shared some beautiful photos of monuments and temples throughout Egypt from the pyramids of Giza in the north to the pylons of Karnak in the south. But, next on this list is the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri and is in my opinion a most impressive structure. Everyone knows of Cleopatra and Nefertiti, but few know of the female pharaoh.
Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, and what made her unique was she lived at a time when women were completely subservient to men, they were to remain passive with very few rights. In the complex households of a pharaoh the line of succession is rarely clear. Hatshepsut’s mother was Queen Ahmose who had several sons, but for one reason or another they died young, leaving the line of accession clear.
She focused her attention on rebuilding and repairing many…
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