March 23, 2015

Intriguing Woman#3: Hatshepsut

Filed under: Books, Uncategorized — Tags: , — rvchua @ 11:51 pm

HatshepsutHatshepsut is one of the rare female pharaohs of Egypt, she is not a queen like Cleopatra. Some statues of Hatshepsut show her in typical pharaoh regalia: the head cloth with uraeus, false beard and kilt. Hatshepsut was the daughter of Thutmose I, the wife of Thutmose II and co-regent with Thutmose III. She was already a powerful woman during her father’s reign. She ruled Egypt for around 21 prosperous years until her death from bone cancer in her 50s.









Egyptologist Kara Cooney wrote her biography in The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt.




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