St. Louis Community College students visited the Egyptian archaeological site of Deir el-Bahri (Arabic, Northern Monastery) on 2001, 2007 and 2009. This famous mortuary temple was built for Queen Hatshepsut who ruled Egyptain in ca. 1503 - 1482 BC).

Door to the Polish-Egyptian mission at the site.

Mortuary temple from a distance

Mortuary temple

Mortuary temple during restoration in 1980s.

Lion relief at the temple.

Lion sculpture at the temple.

Horus along stairs leading to 1st terrace.

Horus closeup.

Relief of Horus with traces of paint.

Unfinished (or defaced?) cartouches preserving the three glyphs for Amon of Queen Hatshepsut's.

Damaged relief showing the Queen wearing a false beard.

Detail of the painted armband of the Queen.

Relief of defeated and bound foe

Relief of defeated and bound foe

Erased cartouche (Hatshepsut) and vivid cartouch of Men-Kheper-Re (Tuthmosis III)

Closeup of Tuthmosis III cartouche.

Archers led by a musician playing an instrument like a mizmaror shawm.

Soldiers marching with a drummer in the ranks

Relief of archers

Closeup of archers

Cartouche of Usermaatra Setepenre = Ramesses II in a Deir el-Bahri relief

Hatshepsut and Hathor features combined; photograph from 1980s.

Block with glyphs in relief

Block with glyphs in relief and color

Block with glyphs in relief and color; Phrase something like "Forever Like Re -Dominion, Stability, Life"

Sculpted figures on terrace.

Defaced cartouche of Queen Hatshepsut. The top of the chenemglyph can be recognized.

Relef image of an African hut in the panel concerning the Punt expedition.

Relief and painted image of fish in the panel concerning the Punt expedition.

Egyptian army on the move in the Punt expedition

Transporting a small tree from Punt.

Relief and paint showing a large tree in Punt

Workers pile up a heap next to the incense tree.

Tradition that a stump of a punt tree was discovered.

Copy of the relief image often described as the Queen of Punt; the original is in the Cairo Museum.

Leading a lion from the Punt expedition

Relief of Amun-Ra blessing with the ankh sign; most probably King Tuthmosis III since there is no defacing.

Tuthmosis III making offerings to Horus

Defaced image, probably Queen Hatshepsut

Queen's face morphed with Hathor

Queen's face destroyed even though morphed with Hathor

Relief of a sacred Hathor cow emerging from a shrine

Closeup of Hathor cow with special necklace

Feeding treats to the Hathor cow

Ruler nurses from the Hathor cow

Glyphs of Ankh, Djed, Was - translates "Life, Stability, Dominion."

Men-kheper-Re (lasting is the manifestation of Re) with ka (spirit) = Tuthmosis III cartouche.

Thoth-Mosis nefer kheper = Tuthmosis III cartouch
Inner shrine with cartouches of Tuthmosis III.

Offerings painted on wall of inner shrine

Inner shrine with Queen Hatshepsut cartouches and spells erased

Painted relief of Anubis in the inner shrine

Painted relief of Horus from inner shrine

Painted relief of goddess Nekhbet from inner shrine

Entrance to the tomb of Senmut

Senmut tomb sign

Excavation team working high above the mortuary temple in 2007

Closeup of work going on high above the mortuary temple in 2007

Defaced relief probably of Queen Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut faced sphinx from Thebes in the Cairo Museum; photograph from 1980s.

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