Haettu kohde: Temple of Hatshepsut


    Kohde : Temple of Hatshepsut

    Arkkitehti : Senenmut

    Valm.vuosi : 15th c. BC

    Paikkakunta : Luxor

    Maa : Egypt

    Rakennustyyli : Muinaisen Egyptin arkkitehtuuri

    Kohde kartalla (vihreä nuoli)

    Kuvaus :

    “Hatshepsut’s life began with her name spoken aloud. Her birth may have been ordinary, but later – as pharaoh – she claimed her birth was nothing less than divine.
    Remarkably, a detailed account of this divine conception and birth has survived and appears on the walls of Hatshepsut’s magnificent mortuary temple. It was dedicated to Amen-Re, the king of all the Egyptian gods and the god she called her father. Hatshepsut named the temple Djeser-Djeseru, or ‘holiest of holies’. It was excavated over several decades beginning in the mid-1800s and now stands as a breathtaking work of art and the crowning achievement of Hatshepsut’s reign. The 3,000-year old structure showed more creativity than any ancient Egyptian temple that came before it. Built of limestone, Djeser-Djeseru has a commanding presence even today. With its wide, stepped terraces and long walkways marked with magnificent columns, the elegant building is similar to the Greek designs that came centuries later… The story of Hatshepsut’s divine birth is painted on the walls of the north portico of the temple’s second level. In one of the early hieroglyphs, Amen-Re makes an announcement to 12 lesser gods. He tells them he will father a child who will receive ‘all lands and all countries.’ Amen-Re then takes the form of Hatshepsut’s father, Thutmose I, and goes to Ahmose’s rooms. As they sit together, he breathes life into Ahmose, and their child is conceived, Amen-Re tell her the child will be named Hatshepsut Knemet-Amen, meaning ‘joined with Amen, Foremost of Noblemen.’ He further declares that the child is destined to be king.
    One of the final scenes shows the royal baby Hatshepsut being created on a potter’s wheel by the ram-headed god, Khnum. Along with the baby’s physical body, a similar form – known as the royal ka – is being fashioned at the same time. The ka was at the center of ancient Egyptian belief system. The ka spirit gave life to the body and survived it after death. The royal ka contained the spirit of kingship.
    The creation of the royal ka was of great importance to the Egyptian ruler. It proved that he – or in this case, she – was divinely chosen to rule the land. Khnum tells Amen-Re, ‘I will shape for thee thy daughter…King of Upper and Lower Egypt.’ In this carvings, Hatshepsut’s ka is clearly shown as male. It seems that Khnum could grant a person more than one ka if he felt like doing so. At Djeser-Djeseru, Hatshepsut claimed to have nine separate kas. Of these, eight were supposedly male.
    The hieroglyphs go on to explain that when Hatshepsut was finally born, Amen-Re, her parents, and all the assembled gods and goddesses surrounded her and welcomed her with great love and joy…”

    Hatshepsut: Egypt's First Female Pharaoh, by Pamela Dell, Kathlyn M. Cooney, Rosemary G. Palmer, Compass Point Books, 2008, pp. 23-26.

    Ed. Adzhoa Makkonen



    Kuvat 1-50 yht. 79

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