Chapelle Rouge

The Red Chapel of Hatshepsut or the Chapelle Rouge originally was constructed as a barque shrine during the reign of Hatshepsut. She was the fifth pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt and ruled from approximately 1479 to 1458 BCE.

circa 1460 BCE

The eastern facade leads in to the vestibule of the structure

circa 1460 BCE

A fragment of diorite pedestal for placement of the Festival Sacred Bark is now located in the center of the vestibule of the Red Chapel. At a later times it was reused and hollowed out for using as some kind of a basin.

circa 1460 BCE

circa 1460 BCE

Western facade, although it had been demolished and parts were reused in antiquity, following rediscovery, the chapel has been reconstructed using its original materials. Its original location is thought to have been in the central court of the temple of Amun at Karnak, near Thebes.

circa 1460 BCE

The low plinth in the larger of the two rooms that was used as a base for the barque of the God Amun, who's image was carried in procession between the temples of Karnak and Luxor during the annual celebration that took place at the height of the Nile Flood.

circa 1460 BCE

Block from the northern inner wall of the sanctuary of the Chapelle Rouge at Karnak depicting the cult to the processional bark of Amun performed by a doubled royal figure with the sole names of Hatshepsut.

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