The Garden Guide

Queen Hatshepsut,

Born - Died : ? - 1482 BC

Hatshepsut was the daughter of King Thutmose I and queen of Egypt from 1503 to 1482 BC. She married her half brother (Thutmose II) and, when he died in 1512, became regent for his son Thutmose III. In 1503 she had herself crowned as pharaoh and wore a false beard. She sent an expedition to The Land of Punt (modern Somalia). It brought back myrrh trees which were planted in the forecourt of her temple at Deir-el-Bahari, designed by Senenmut. She had four obelisks erected in her father's part of the temple at Karnak. The reliefs at Deir-el-Bahari show how they were transported from Upper Egypt by water.

Gardens designed by Queen Hatshepsut,