Sites & cities that bear the name of Deir el-Bahari

Deir el-Bahari

Today in : Egypt
First trace of activity : ca. 22nd century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 10th century B.C.E
Recorded names : Dayr al-Bahri, الدير البحري‎, al-Dayr al-Baḥrī

Description : Deir el-Bahari or Dayr al-Bahri (Arabic: الدير البحري‎ al-Dayr al-Baḥrī "the Monastery of the North") 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 21th century BC. During the Eighteenth Dynasty, Amenhotep I and Hatshepsut also built extensively at the site.

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