‘Be a mountain or lean on one.’ -Somali Proverb
Hatshepsut was a mountain of a ruler and someone whose example we can lean on and build on. She was the longest ruling woman (20+years) of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. She built trade networks and amazing architectural wonders. Research her and learn about the pharaoh someone tried to erase.
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Staying cool with @crkshnk on Lispenard St 💚💚💚
The Uraeus cobra symbol 🐍 derives from the Egyptian word "iaret" meaning "risen one" from the image of a cobra rising up in protection. The Uraeus cobra symbol was a fetish, an object that was believed to embody magical powers and offer magical protection from chaos, the biggest threat to the cosmos and it helps my queens stay cool in the face of chaos 😎
Enjoyed breakfast on the rooftop of our hostel before @livelifewithjimmy and I headed over to the Temple of Hatshepsut. Managed to get some laundry washed as well 😅 the desert is dirty y’all. We rode the government ferry across the Nile and rented bikes for the 6.5k trek to the temple. The bike ride was my favorite part of our trip so far!!! (All video for it is on the GoPro, so will post that after we get back.) At the temple, Jimmy got in a few flips and we enjoyed the scenery, but it was hard not to be disappointed by how much we paid for how little they let you see
After we got back to our hostel, we made some tea and instant noodles and enjoyed the sunset on our rooftop again. Gotta head inside to stay out of the cold. It is no joke how cold it gets at night here
Since I am in Luxor during the “winter” months (it feels like a Canadian fall 😅) I opted on a two piece leather outfit. What I love about leather is that it’s very versatile and can be dressed up or down. I must stress you can only get away with wearing leather at Luxor during January 😅😅 😅
4 10624 January, 2020
Spending the weekend at Luxor with the Temple of Hatshepsut as our first stop! Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. She was the second historically-confirmed female pharaoh, the first being Sobekneferu. Hatshepsut came to the throne of Egypt in 1478 BC. Needless to say, this temple did not disappoint 😍
Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, Egypt. Hatshepsut was interesting to hear about on my trip and she certainly had a grand temple in the mountainside! It was hot this day, the sun is brutal in Egypt, even in November ☀️ ☀️☀️ Her story:
Hatshepsut and Thutmose II had a daughter, Neferu-Ra, while Thutmose II fathered a son with his lesser wife Isis. This son was Thutmose III (1458-1425 BCE) who was named his father's successor. Thutmose II died while Thutmose III was still a child and so Hatshepsut became regent, controlling the affairs of state until he came of age. In the seventh year of her regency, though, she broke with tradition and had herself crowned pharaoh of Egypt. #hatshepsuttemple#hatshepsut#luxoregypt
Луксор и Дендера из Хургады
📌Луксор и Дендера - древнейшие города Египта, которые готовы отправить перед своими гостями свои удивительные храмы! Эта незабываемая поездка позволит увидеть знаменитые достопримечательности Луксора, а также загадочный храмовый комплекс Дендеры
📅Четверг (проводится при наборе группы)
🚸Ребёнок до 5 лет бесплатно, 5-12 лет 50% от стоимости экскурсии
⌚Выезд из отелей начиная с 4:00, в зависимости от нахождения отеля. Возврат к 20:30-21:30
💲Доплата 5$ за человека за трансфер из отелей Сахл Хашиш
⭐В программу экскурсии входит посещение таких достопримечательностей Луксора и Дендеры, как:
- Карнакский храм;
- прогулка по Нилу;
- Колоссы Мемнона;
- храм царицы Хатшепсут;
- Фабрика алебастра и масел;
- Храм царицы любви Хатхор
✔️В стоимость экскурсии включено:
- транспортное обслуживание;
- все входные билеты;
- услуги русскоговорящего гида
❌В стоимость экскурсии не включено ( оплачивается по желанию гостя) :
- посещение Бананового острова;
⚠️Необходимо взять с собой:
- удобная одежда и обувь, головной убор, солнцезащитные очки;
- сухой паек (заранее заказывается на ресепшене отеля);
- подушка (при необходимости);
- деньги на подарки и сувениры;
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Our second stop in Egypt was Luxor which is about a 12 hour train ride south of Cairo. Luxor is a much smaller city so a little less chaotic than Cairo. We went on a tour that took us to a few different spots.
Stop 1- Valley of the Kings where we toured 3 different tombs.
Stop 2- Karnak Temple which was the capital of upper and lower Egypt during the New Kingdom period (construction started around 2000 BC).
Stop 3- Temple of Hatshepsut. Mortuary temple situated in the mountains.
Stop 4- Luxor Temple. Built in 1400 BC and wasn't built to honor any God or ruler specifically. Alexander the Great claimed to have been crowned there, and he's represented in the hieroglyphics added later to the temple.
While the pyramids were incredible in Giza, there was so much more to see in Luxor. The tombs with original bright colors dating back almost 4000 years are indescribable. More to come in our blog when we get reliable internet 😀
The pearl of the Ancient Egyptian Civilization, the Temple of Hatshepsut - the only pharaoh queen in history. All memorials and mentions about her were destroyed by descendants. Even her name was scraped from history. The only untouched piece of her heritage was this temple, because it was built in honor of Amun Ra, and thus was considered holy. Unfortunately it was ruined by powerful earthquake centuries after civilization decline. Now rebuilt it became one of the most prominent attractions of Luxor. #hatshepsut#templeofhatshepsut#ancienttemple#egyptianheritage#luxoregypt
The incredible and massive temple burial complex of Hatshepsut, Egypt’s fierce 2nd woman pharaoh, in Luxor, Egypt. Built in the base of a mountain, its a maze of chambers, public, private and secret. And it used to be surrounded by lush gardens. Long colonnades banked by columns and statues, tiered terraces, and it directly lines up with the winter solstice sunrise. An excellent example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Hatshepsut commissioned and oversaw the construction of many impressive buildings during her twenty-year reign. 🙌🏼💜 #Repost@blowing.up.history ・・・
Hatshepsut #Memorial#Temple at the cliffs of Deir al-Bahri on the west bank of the Nile, near the #Valley of the Kings.
El interior de templo funerario de la reina Hatshepsut no es excesivamente grande a pesar de la magnitud de la entrada con sus 3 alturas como mostré ayer en las fotos.
Destaca la sala hipostila con las cabezas de la diosa Hathor.
La segunda foto pertenece a la parte donde debió estar el sarcófago de la reina.
En la tercera foto estoy en la entrada a la capilla de Amón y de Anubis, donde se realizaban las ofrendas.
Aquí dejaríamos este impresionante templo.
The interior of the funeral temple of Queen Hatshepsut is not excessively large despite the magnitude of the entrance with its 3 heights as I showed yesterday in the photos.
Highlights the hypostyle hall with the heads of the goddess Hathor.
The second photo belongs to the part where the queen's sarcophagus should have been.
In the third photo I am at the entrance to the chapel of Amón and Anubis, where the offerings were made.
Here we would leave this impressive temple.
Binyıllar boyunca Mısır'ın birçok farklı dilde adı vardı. Bugünkü resmi adı Junhuriyah Misr al-Arabiyah, Türkçe Mısır Arap Cumhuriyeti anlamına geliyor. Mısırlıların kendileri Mısır'ı Misr olarak adlandırıyorlar, ancak bu başkent Kahire'ye verilen bir isim de olabiliyor. Mısırlılar, Kahire'de ikamet ediyorlarsa Mısır'a Misr olarak hitap ediyorlar, ama ilginç olarak Kahire dışındaysalar, Kahire'ye yine Misr olarak hitap ediyorlar. Aslında, bu eski Mısır'ın en eski zamanlarına dayanan bir adettir.
Over the millenniums, Egypt has had many names in many different languages. Today, its official name is Junhuriyah Misr al-Arabiyah, which in English means the Arab Republic of Egypt. Egyptians themselves refer to Egypt as Misr, though this can also be a name for Cairo. Interestingly, it is common for Egyptians to refer to Egypt as Misr, if they are resident in Cairo, but if outside of Cairo, then they will refer to Cairo as Misr. In a certain respect, this is a custom that dates to the earliest times of ancient Egypt.