Queen Hatshesput's Temple

Kings Valley Rd Qesm Al Wahat Al Khargah

The world’s first epic female ruler, Queen Hatshesput, ruled from 1478-1458 BC and was responsible for some of the greatest aspects of the Temple at Karnak as well as her own massive necropolis. (A trick for pronouncing her name: Queen hat-cheap-suit.) Paintings on her temples are 3500 years old and, even though they have been exposed to sun and the elements, still remain vivid. The pigments were made of minerals and glazed with bee varnish. Contact Indagare to arrange a tour.

Written by Melissa Biggs Bradley

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