Going to see Hathsepsut`s palace, Luxor

by Leena Kauppinen January. 21, 2011 2237 views

Photos 1 - 12 are taken through windows of a moving bus, so I apologize their poor quality.
We could not take our cameras to the Valley of Kings, it was not nice, but rules are rules.
After the visit those famous graves we went to see the palace of Hathsepsut.

“Hatshepsut, meaning Foremost of Noble Ladies, (1508–1458 BC) was the fifth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty”, tells Wikipedia.
On the way we saw this building, which have been a resident for Carter and Lord Carnarvon - Wikipedia [en.wikipedia.org]: “After Davis's death early in 1915 Lord Carnarvon acquired the concession to excavate the valley and he employed Carter to explore it. After a systematic search they discovered the actual tomb of Tutankhamun in November 1922”

No green on these landscapes

Would you like to buy a cottage here?

Still working and finding ruins from sand on this area.

Here and there some green

Skilfully made but what is their use ?

How many hours, how much money all this excavation did have taken and will take?
But it`s fine, they have done it!

The palace seen from the bus.

Hathsepsut buildt her palace beside an earlier Mentuhotep `s palace, which is ruined totally now.

A view to a valley of a river seen from the palace.

Is he wishing welcome or do not disturb!

One is left.

Nice to pose in front of them :)

Fortunately some paintings are still possible to see.

A scarab on this piece of a stone.
“Ancient Egyptian scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. According to ancient Egyptian mythos, the sun (Ra) rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle, which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying eggs that are later transformed into larva, the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol of this heavenly cycle. This came to be iconographic, and ideological symbols were incorporated into Ancient Egyptian society.” tells Wikipedia [en.wikipedia.org]

So pity - almost all is gone!

But something is still on the walls !

From a chapel of Anubis [en.wikipedia.org]

From a wall of a birth hall.

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Mike Meliska 10 years, 6 months ago

Great Photographs.......

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Andrã©S 10 years, 6 months ago

Woww¡¡¡¡ Thank you very much for sharing so great set¡¡¡ Congratulations

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