National Geographic : 1923 May
Photograph from Kodak (Egypt), Ltd. THE TOMB OF QUEEN HATSHEPSUT AT DEIR-EL -BAHRI This famous ruler, who was half-sister, wife, and co-regent of Thothmes II and also co-regent withThothmes III, had her tomb cut inthe cliffs, where the dazzling white of its walls stand out in magnificent relief against the light brown and gold of the rocks inthe background. After the death of this domineering woman, Thothmes III (who, according to some authorities, was her husband as wellasherstepson and nephew) destroyed many allusions to her and sometimes inserted his own name and figure in place of hers. On the introduction of Christianity into Egypt acommunity of monks founded a religious group in part of this temple.