Along the southern processional route to the temple of Luxor
the 8th Pylon was built by Hatshepsut or finished during her reign - if the
Pylon was already begun during the reign of her father, Thutmosis I, or her
husband, Thutmosis II.
The decoration of this pylon
is probably to be dated to the end of the reign of Hatshepsut (Martinez, "Le VIIIe pylone",
1993). This is in agreement with the writing of the throne-name of Thutmosis III, "Men-kheper-ka-Ra"
(see photo left), which according to Brovarski (JEA 62, 1976) is
testified only for the years of the co-regency
(years 5 - 20).
As mentioned by Grimal and Larché (see: Cahiers de Karnak XII, part 2, p.491,
2007) the pylon was - amazingly - never mentioned in the inscriptions of
Hatshepsut nor in those of Thutmosis III.