Queen Hatshepsut's Temple

Honoring The Pharaoh Queen
Built Into The Mountain
Queen Hatchepsut (1507–1458 BC), the first female pharaoh in Egypt, came to the throne  in 1478 BC.

As a woman, Hatshepsut defied the norm by being pharaoh,
a position that had only been held by males.

The temple was an impressive monument that allowed the posthumous worship of Hatshepsut, and conveyed the greatness of this female pharaoh.

The First Female Pharaoh
The 22-year reign of Hatshepsut is generally regarded as one of Egypt’s most prosperous, and major accomplishments were achieved by this extraordinary pharaoh, including the construction of her magnificent mortuary temple.

Hatshepsut's temple sits directly against a mountain. Its placement forms a natural amphitheatre around it. The temple seems to be growing out of the  rock.

Hatshepsut's temple is the best example of Egyptian classical style architecture. It took 15 years to complete.
The temple of Hatshepsut was known to the ancient Egyptians
as Djeser-Djeseru (Holy of Holies).


Tour of The Temple