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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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