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.


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


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