Hatshepsut Temple Analysis

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This chapter will mainly talk about the function of the mortuary temple of the queen Hatshepsut. The chapter will focus on the function from physical use to metal effect (religion). And it will analyse the difference between the Hatshepsut’s temple and Palestrina, Temple of Fortuna in Egypt. Both of the buildings are used as temple. For physical use, the structure of mortuary temple performed very well. The structure of the mortuary temple of the queen Hatshepsut comes from the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep. The earlier mortuary temple of Mentuhotep was used as a model. Lengthy, colonnade terrace of Hatshepsut’s temple are deviated from the centralised structure of Mentuhotep’s model. The decentralized location of Hatshepsut’s burial chamber causes an anomaly. There are two colonnades in Hatshepsut’s temple, which has different meanings. One is birth colonnade, one is punt colonnade. The birth colonnade is on the right hand side of the ramp to the third level. The decorations on…show more content…
However, the Hatshepsut’s temple was also a sanctuary of Amon and included shrines of Hathor and Anubis. The shrine of Hathor remained a popular cult place of the Theban necropolis. [1]The whole temple continues to preserve particular measure of its original aspect. There are a lot of depictions of Hatshepsut in Hathor chapel. The chapel of Anubis sits at the northern end of the second level colonnade. The remaining depictions in Anubis chapel are mainly of Anubis. Throughout the Deir el Bahari temple, large areas of Hatshepsut’s beautiful low reliefs are well preserved. This effect particularly happened in the Anubis chapel. The painted surfaces were well protected by the roof of the porch. The sanctuary of Amon lies behind the courtyard. The sanctuary of Amon was cut into the living rock and aligned in order that it can point to Hatshepsut’s tomb in the valley of the
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