Called “the sublime of sublimes” by the ancient Egyptians, the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut (1479–58 BC) was the grandest in the whole of Thebes. Designed by Hatshepsut’s architect, Senenmut, during the 18th Dynasty, the partly rock-hewn building rises theatrically from the valley of Deir el-Bahri in a series of colonnaded terraces, beneath the golden limestone curtain of rocks that separates the area from the Valley of the Kings. The temple contains exquisite decorative reliefs and murals, including scenes portraying the divine birth of the queen.
The Temple of Hatshepsut is a mortuary temple built during the reign of Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. Located opposite the city of Luxor, it is considered to be a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Its three massive terraces rise above the desert floor and into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Wikipedia