Deir el-Bahri

Deir el-Bahri

Deir el-Bahari is a complex of mortuary temples and tombs located on the west bank of the Nile, opposite the city of Luxor, Egypt. This is a part of the Theban Necropolis. The first monument built at the site was the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II of the Eleventh dynasty. It was constructed during the 15th century BC. During the Eighteenth dynasty, Amenhotep I and Hatshepsut also built extensively at the site.

Site Information

Country: Egypt

District: New Valley Governorate

Site History: Second Millennium BC

Oldest Culture: Ancient Egyptians

Later Cultures: Ancient Egyptians

Site Features: Ancient Egyptian Monuments

World Heritage Site

Part of: Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis

Date of Inscription: 1979

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