The great mortuary temple of Hatshepsut seen underneath a foreboding red sky. What beauty!

Hatshepsut (1478–1458 BC) was one of Egypt’s most prolific Pharaohs and built some of the most impressive temples that the country had ever seen.

There were no conquests during her reign and she gave Egypt a fresh helping of art, decor and architecture while she was Queen.

The temple built in her name was razed to the ground by Thutmose III in an act of damnation memorial. The ruins were extensively repaired during the early 20th century. Restored back to its former glory.

Now it is beautiful once more.