3. Queen Hatshepsut’s tomb was built into the side of a mountain. By doing so the mountain becomes part of the structure and is incorporated as part of the tomb. Ra had been displaced by Amon as the principal god before the time of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut’s tomb was set to be a garden of paradise for Amon. This garden was filled with Myrrh trees. This was to symbolize the queen’s commercial expedition into Somalia. The colonnade that lined the front of her tomb was set to mimic the trees in the garden. The stairs in the center of the columns rose above the trees in a symbolic gesture of rising above earthly accomplishments into heaven. The feminine aspects are being displayed by the open space between columns and the smaller size of the temple in comparison to the Pyramids of Giza.