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June 16, 2018by admin0

Hatshepsut the female Pharaoh

Hatshepsut was the daughter of the Pharaoh Thutmose I, when her father died she married her half-brother Thutmose II, and she ruled as a female Pharaoh.


Hatshepsut, she Had no sons from her husband Thutmose  II to be the next pharaoh, so when he died Thutmose II, they chose the baby Thutmose  III the son of Thutmose II from another wife to be the next Pharaoh.


Thutmose  III  was 2 years old, so Queen Hatshepsut became ” Guardian of the throne ” and ruled with Thutmose III just one Year then she ruled without Thutmose III 22 years.


After 22 years came back  Thutmose III, and he was very angry because Hatshepsut took his Throne all these years so she decided to remove and erase her names and destroy her temples and statues to delete her memories.

How she died?

for a long time, we thought that Thutmose III he killed her to take his revenge, but when we found her mummy, we discover she died normally and no one killed her. 


for many years the archaeologist tried to find her mummy  , finally they found it on the  storage rooms   of Cairo museum, when an archaeologist found in kings valley her tooth inside a vase, so he made DNA for the tooth and all the unknown mummies in Cairo museum and he found DNA of one of the mummies is the same of the Tooth . 

How she convinced ancient Egyptian to accept her as female pharaoh?

She created a legend with help from high priest Amon, to tell everybody that she is the daughter of the god Amon, she dressed men dress, she made all her status as man body with a fake beard on her face

What are the things she made the Queen?

She built a Temple in the west bank of Luxor and dedicated to Amon Ra, she made 2 obelisks in Karnak.

she wanted to build the biggest obelisk ever built if it had been finished the work 42 M high, for bad luck they found a crack on the granite stone.

 They left the obelisk after 9 months of work on the quarry, its still in Aswan until now the unfinished obelisk.

Actually, she was a very great woman to rule Egypt in that age 1473–58 BC.

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