National Geographic : 2009 Apr
A craggy bay in the Western Desert embraces Hatshepsut s mortuary temple. Behind its crowning ridge lies the great ri now known as the Valley of the Kings, the royal cemetery that holds the entrance to her tomb. Her father was likely the rst pharaoh to prepare his nal resting place in the valley, launching a tradition that would last for more than four centuries. HER STATUES WERE SMASHED AND THROWN INTO A PIT IN FRONT OF HER TEMPLE.