Osiris Statues at Deir el-Bahari or Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt

The three temples of Deir el-Bahari are located near Luxor and the Valley of the Kings. The most impressive is the enormous and beautiful Djeser-Djeseru or the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. She was an Egyptian pharaoh in the mid-1400s BC who dressed like a male king. Her appearance included wearing the traditional false beard. A huge ramp leads to one of the three colonnade terraces built into the side of a cliff. The entrance is guarded by this row of Osiris statues, who is the god of the afterlife. The queen was transformed into this deity when she died.

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Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Kings Valley Rd, Qesm Al Wahat Al Khargah, New Valley Governorate, Egypt

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