Thuthmosis III also built a temple complex here which he dedicated to Amun. After that time it was used a source of building materials and in Christian times became the site of a Coptic cemetery.
Following investigations by Maspero and his assistant Brugsch it was confirmed that a family living in the village of Qurna had discovered a tomb and had been looting items over a period of years. Ironically, the tomb listed as TT or DB turned out to house a number of pharaohs who had been moved there in order to protect them from tomb robbers.
A cache of reburied mummies of the Priests of Amun were also found in a tomb at Bab el Gasus. It is thought that these priests were the ones who organised the reburial of the pharaohs mummies in TT In the Late Period the place was frequented by a group of ironworkers from Hermonthis. This site uses functional cookies and external scripts to improve your experience. Which cookies and scripts are used and how they impact your visit is specified on the left.
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Mentuhotep II , the Eleventh Dynasty king who reunited Egypt at the beginning of the Middle Kingdom , built a very unusual funerary complex. The origins of human beings according to ancient Sumerian texts. All the best, Brenan. Today, the restored beauty and elegance of Hatshepsut's temple is open to visitors from around the planet. Several Native American tribes have passed down legends of a race of white giants who were wiped out.
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Deir el-Bahari or Dayr al-Bahri is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of. The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, also known as the Djeser-Djeseru is a mortuary temple of Ancient Egypt located in Upper Egypt. Built for the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh Hatshepsut, it is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el-Bahari.
Ports of Call Tours. Adults-only Shows. Dinner Packages. The Egyptians used mineral pigments; so the colors have not faded as much as vegetable pigments would have. This Osiride statue stands in front of one of the columns on the third level of Hatshepsut's mortuary temple. Osiris was the Egyptian god of fertility, resurrection, and the next world.
He was usually pictured wrapped as a mummy, holding a crook and flail as scepters and as symbols of his control over nature. Combined with the flail on the left is an ankh hieroglyphic sign meaning "life". This statue of Osiris has the delicate features of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh.
He wears the Double Crown of Egypt and a false beard with a curved tip indicative of divinity. He wears the Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, reminding us that the pharaoh was the earthly manifestation of the god, who was ruler of the heavens.