Morgan Judish HIST 170 Research paper Hatshepsut: The Female King Ancient Egypt has commonly been a fascination of modern man. Every child has a period of time where they believe they will be an archaeologist and discover the next great Egyptian secret. All of them have heard of King Tut or more commonly known gods such as Ra or Anubis. However, there is one ruler of Egypt who is largely overlooked: Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was not only the first female to maintain the status of pharaoh; she was
Hatshepsut, whose name contains the meaning “foremost of noble-women”, was born the only daughter of King Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose. Thutmose II, son of King Thutmose I and a lesser wife, yielded power upon his father’s death in 1481 and took Hatshepsut as his wife and Queen consort. If not for the early death of Thutmose II, only reigning a mere three years, Hatshepsut would most likely not have played such a prominent role in history and instead would have been known for portraying the typical
Hatshepsut – Part 1 Hatshepsut was born in the 15th century in Egypt and was the first great woman in recorded history. Hatshepsut was the daughter of Thutmose I and queen Ahmes. She had two brothers and a half brother. Unfortunately, Hatshepsut’s full brothers died while they were still young children and so she became sort of an only child. After her father’s death when she was 12, Hatshepsut became the queen of Egypt when she married her half-brother and he became the Pharaoh Thutmose II.
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beautiful temples and statues. She was quite successful with this and ended up making the country look quite breathtaking. Hatshepsut also had her father’s tomb extended to connect to hers. Her greatest architectural achievement was her temple at Deir el-Bahri just in front of the Valley of Kings where she was buried (Backman 47). She also had
In Gardiner’s excerpt, Hatshepsut was showcased as a deviation from his original topic of discussion, Thutmose II and III. Made out to be a sudden, minor and unfair oddity that occurred during Thutmose III’s reign, her rise to power is not something Gardiner discusses in detail (Gardiner 1961:181-2). When explaining the end of Hatshepsut’s reign, he immediately continues Thutmose III’s narrative since it is then that he finally becomes “free” of his step-mother, who he “hated” for putting in the
Hatshepsut and nurse Sitsnefru are both women from Egypt. Both women play a major role within the Egypt culture. The Egyptian culture does not allow women to become leaders. Queen Hatshepsut took control when she had her chance on the other hand; Nurse Sitsnefru felt it was her duty to take care of her patient. They were looked up to as important figures in Egypt. They have both accomplished so much to help their culture flourish and the people to grow. I will discuss their great accomplishments
Hatshepsut was Thutmose II’s queen, she became regent for Thutmose III ca. 1479 at his death. Egypt prospered under her reign. When Thutmose III was old enough to rule, it was decided that Hatshepsut and Thutmose III would reign together as co-regents. Hatshepsut and Thutmose III’s co-rule may have been strained. After Hatshepsut’s death, Thutmose III defiled or removed many statues, paintings or writings of Hatshepsut life and reign. Not many records exist that show what type of relationship
spheres became entwined in both theory and practice. During the 18th dynasty, temple construction reached its highest point under Amenhotep III and Tuthmosis II; it was the art of the Middle kingdom that they wished to imitate. Hatshepsut temple at Deir el Bahari compared to its neighboring temple of Mentuhotep III, are great examples of the return to ancient architectural resources. ( image 4&5) show the direct inspiration based on the replica of the previous kingdom’s architecture. Some of the imitated
Queen Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt during the 18th dynasty, was one of a small handful of female pharaohs. Despite her many achievements, her reign is most remembered for the fact that she was a woman. Her unique story has been a source for dispute among scholars, which has led to a number of conflicting views. The small amount of Hatshepsut’s life that has been documented does not allow us to see the more intimate details of her life. Historians have a broad range of opinions on her, but one thing