the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut honors the only women to have reined over Egypt as Pharaoh. At her husband’s death, having no children of her own she reigned as regent for her stepson. When he came to his inheritance after her death, his hatred for his stepmother was so great; he defaced everything that represented her. But like her temple the reputation of this extraordinary woman survived. She called her imposing temple ‘the splendor of splendors’. The proportions and grace of the temple truly make it unique. Unlike other tombs decorated with the depictions of war scenes, Hatshepsut wanted to immortalize her talents as a business woman. In most of the illustrations she is portrayed negotiations commercial deals. There is also an interesting scene of the Queen watching the shipping of her Obelisk to Karnak.