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Hatshepsut
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Temple of Hatshepsut. Beautiful wallpaintings


Luxor, Egypt

Tuthmosis 4 (right) bringing offerings to the sun-god Re-Harakhty.



Although this is the temple of Hatshepsut, don't expect to see any images of her face. After her death, her husband Tuthmosis 4, who had been involuntarily living in her shadow, took revenge. All images of her face, and even her cartouches (name tag written in hieroglyphs) here destroyed. The job was done so well that Hatshepsut would be forgotten for more than 3,000 years. Only hard archeaological work would bring her memory back.
There is one imagery which is quite unique here, the one depicting her journey to Punt (probably modern Somalia) where she collected myrrh trees which was brought home to Egypt and planted on the 1st Terrace of this temple. The story is unfolded to the south of the highest ramp.

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt

Luxor, Egypt



By Tore Kjeilen