Mortuary Temple Of Hatshepsut Analysis

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The most notable similarity between the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (Egyptian) and the Palace at Knossos (Aegean) is that both structures were built for upperclass members in their societies. The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut was constructed for Hatshepsut, an Egyptian queen recognized as "The women who could be king" and the Palace at Knossos was commissioned for King Minos.

Another similarity between these structures was the paintings that were found inside. One of the Palace at Knossos's most striking features are the mural paintings, which overlay some of its walls. The murals show the standard aspects of Minoan life, including their prominent bull-leaping ceremony. The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut contained painted reliefs that were "the first great pictorial tribute to a women's achievements in the history of art" (pg 60).

A noticeable similar amidst the structures was the overall layouts. Both edifices are said to have at least three stories connected with
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Although both structures had expensive furniture and decorations inside the context in which they were used shows what was important to each civilization. The Egyptians especially imported plants and materials from outside lands. The evenly proportionally planned pillars in the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut tells us that the Egyptians were detail oriented people who liked to have things planned out and perfected. It also shows us that the Egyptian people cared a lot about the afterlife and worshipping the gods because they spent a great deal of time building a worshipping temple. The Palace at Knossos was built with grand staircases, a pillar hall, and a central court, as well as other luxuries. The labyrinth inside the palace and the storage of oils, ceramics, and grains inside the palace show that the Minoans were plan oriented people who were also

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