Temple of Karnak

temple of karnak

Hatshepsut is regarded as one of the most successful Pharaohs. This temple was built in her honour and to serve as her funerary temple. There is a theory suggesting that the temple as we know it now was used as a Coptic Monastery in the early Christian period. The building also reflects the conflict between Hatshepsut and her nephew/son in law Tuthmosis III. After her mysterious death, some of her images and cartouches were damaged by his followers.