Hatshepsut Mortuary Temple
What to do in Luxor? Certainly, you must not miss the temple of the eminent Hatshepsut, who originally was the wife of King Thutmose II. When the monarch died prematurely, his son Thutmose III was supposed to be on the throne, but he was too young and unprepared, and Hatshepsut herself took over the government. During her reign, Egypt prospered, and Hatshepsut eventually ruled as Pharaoh. She dressed like a man, even pinning an artificial Pharaoh beard on the ceremony. To take advantage of her influence, she had a mortuary temple built on the west bank of the Nile opposite Karnak.