Hathepsut's Temple

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Hathepsut's Temple (c 1473-1458 BC) at Deir el-Bahri (female pharoah)

        Many of Hathepsut's images were desecrated. She depicted herself with male dress and even had a royal false beard. Her temple is built next door to the funerary complex of the first Middle Kingdom king, Mentuhotep II. Some of the interior columns are capped with a likeness of Hathor and are made to look like a sistrum (Hathor's sacred musical instrument), with the metal part, above Hathor's head.

Hathepsut's expedition to the land of Punt.