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The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Listed under Temples in Luxor, Egypt.

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While in Egypt, everyone wants to see tombs, temples and Cleopatra. The temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of those characteristic sites that would fit right in on a program on the Discovery Channel.

The temple commemorates the queen's achievements as ruler during the 18th dynasty and as a sanctuary of the god, Amon Ra. It is very traditional-looking to the eye, because of its decorations and design. However, it is made out of limestone, not sandstone, like many other funerary temples of that time period. There are three large terraces, which were once probably filled with trees. Today, you can still see some of the inscribed scenes that depicted important parts of Queen Hathshepsut's life and just daily Egyptian life in general.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

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