February 21, 2023
The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has opened the northern and southern chambers of Amun, which are located on the Upper Terrace of the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari.
The two chambers were studied and documented by a specialized team that studied wall inscriptions and decoration. The study showed that the southern chamber was used for storing linen and aromatic substances used in religious rituals. The use of the northern chamber is still unknown, but its walls include scenes of offering to the god Amun-Re by Queen Hatshepsut and King Thutmose III, as well as other ceremonial scenes.
The Temple of Deir el-Bahari was built as the mortuary temple for Queen Hatshepsut during the New Kingdom Period and is located on the West Bank of Luxor. It is considered a masterpiece of ancient Egyptian architecture, having three terraces that were built into the cliffs of Deir el-Bahari. Hatshepsut was one of the greatest ancient Egyptian rulers and her reign is marked by massive construction projects and trade campaigns, the most famous of which are to the lands of Punt.