The film opens with views from the west bank of the Nile going to the Temple of Hatshepsut. The car crosses an oasis as we have watch locals who are loaded with bundles, slow-moving cars and a small Nile canal.
As the car continues its course in the desert, we come across some rock formations. From a distance, we watch the imposing rocks of Deir el-Bahari and beneath the cliffs, Hatshepsut’s Temple.
Footage from the majestic entrance ramp of the temple and from the tour inside. The footage continue in stoas with reliefs and on the third level of the temple.
The Hatshepsut Temple (15th century BC) is a mortuary temple of Ancient Egypt located in Deir el-Bahari, is a part of the Theban Necropolis and was discovered in the 19th century. It is situated next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, as Queen Hatshepsut wanted her name to be connected with his own.
It was designed by the royal architect Senenmut and was a real marvel of engineering of the ancient builders. It is consisted of three layered terraces where they are connected to each other by ramps and stairs.