Columns - Queen Hatshepsut Temple - Deir El Bahari, Thebes, Luxor , Egypt

Columns - Queen Hatshepsut Temple - Deir El Bahari, Thebes, Luxor , Egypt

Mohamed EL Shahed
The temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located in Thebes, modern day Deir El Bahari, at the west bank of Luxor – Egypt. The temple consists of 3 terraces," Each terrace is articulated by a double colonnade of square piers at the front, rounded & 16 sided columns at the back, with the exception chapel of Hathor with the characteristic Hathor-headed pillars. Queen Hatshepsut’s temple is considered the closest Egyptians came to the Classical Architecture of the old kingdom namely the architecture of Imhotep, who designed the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. The model is a faithful attempt to reconstruct a sample of the 16 sided columns using ancient Egyptian measurements royal cubits (RC). 1 Royal Cubit = 0.524 mtr. / 52.4 cm. Let me know what you think of this model either by using the rating option or by contacting me: mshahed@yahoo.com.
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