Reconstructed Temple of the Night Sun in Mortuary of Queen Hatshepsut opens to the public

More than 1.2 million rotations of the Earth on its axis since her death, Queen Hatepshut has not been eradicated from memory by her ancient successors. Far from it. Still today, nearly 3,500 years after she died, scholars are working to remember this monarch of ancient Egypt by rebuilding and refurbishing her vast temple in the Theban necropolis near Luxor.

In February 2015 officials opened the part of her temple upon which work was most recently completed, the temple of the Night Sun, where ancient priests invoked the famous solar deities of ancient Egypt, including Ra and Amun-Ra.


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Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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