I was so happy to visit Egypt. This is the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor city. It was built during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty. It is definitely HUGE and it was carved on the stones. 😱 The entrance fee cost less than 3 euros and you can go inside - unfortunately many os the statues inside were destroyed over time. Definitely worth the visit!
I was super scare about riding a ballon since I haven’t done it before but it’s a MUST. It is really cheap in Egypt comparing to other places in the world. We paid 60 dolares per person and it was amazing. It was completely safe. It is not scare at all! I’m usually scared about being high but I felt safe. Please ride a Ballon in your trip to Egypt. You can even see the Valley of the Kings, where they secret buried all the pharaohs. You will never forget it!
The burial temple of Hatshepsut mourns the greatest queen of ancient Egypt. Before telling the story, let us first talk about the Queen's life, which is strikingly similar to Wu Zetian.
1512 BC, the most powerful 18th dynasty founder of ancient Egypt, Thutmose I died (analogous to the death of Emperor Taizong), and the eldest son was married to the prostitute Hatshepsut. The sister-in-law loves, inherited the throne, is for Thutmose II. The two are weak and sick, and they have no heart to govern the country (similar to Li Zhi). After the succession, the power fell to Hatshepsut. A few years later, II died of illness. At this time, Hatshepsut was unstable and could not achieve his ambition. She arranged for the one-year-old boy born to the second son and the nephew to marry his daughter and succeed him, for Thutmose III. As a regent, he himself has full authority to manage state affairs.
son is weak and incompetent, she still wants to be the first female pharaoh in Egypt, so she chose the same method as Wu Zetian---deified herself, she combined her monks to make up her life, calling herself the sun god Amon The daughter (Wu Zetian claims to be the reincarnation of Maitreya), then she began to dress up as a man, wearing a fake beard, and ordered everyone to call her a male pronoun. Hatshepsut became the first and only female pharaoh in Egypt. When she was a Pharaoh, she carefully managed the country and continued to prosper in ancient Egypt.
1458 BC, the generation of the queen fell, the high priest Senmut hosted the funeral, buried his beloved female pharaoh in the Valley of the Kings, and officially opened the temple.
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Not far from the Valley of the Kings is the Temple of Hatshepsut, a temple lying on a wide slope and the terrain gradually rising back. The highest point is connected to the steep limestone cliffs, making the whole building in the embrace of the rock wall, very chic.
The mystery of this temple is mainly related to Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh in ancient Egypt, equivalent to Wu Zetian of our Tang Dynasty. Hatshepsut really implemented the rights of Pharaoh, not the curtains and the government.
Hatshepsut is the 18th dynasty pharaoh who pioneered the ancient Egyptian generation, the only child of Thutmose I and the Queen. She wears fake beards, men's clothing, corsets, hand-held scepters, and majesty. This is the consistent dress of the most powerful female pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Very few people have seen her, her true looks are as mysterious as her legendary story.
The Queen Hatshepsut Temple:
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