Temple for a Queen
Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt.She was a pharaoh from about 1479 B.C. to 1458 B.C. Although there was successful warfare early in her reign, she was considered a ruler of peace, which remained for most of her time.
Hatshepsut strived for trade, and its success is documented in the art in her temple. She was also successful in building great structures in both Upper and lower Egypt, including Karnak Temple in Luxor. Hatshepsut's Temple is herr mortuary temple, and is located at the entrance to the Valley of the Kings. Because of the grandeur of her mortuary temple, future kings wished to have their burials near by.
Thutmose III tried to erase Hatshepsut's history by having her cartouches and images chiseled out of walls and smashing statuary, but archaeologists today are able to see around this vandalism and put history back together.