The Power Of Queen Hatshepsut

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The world has had more male rulers than female rulers throughout history, but there have been a few female leaders that climbed to power and had a great success. The only female ruler to assume the title of Pharaoh in Egypt, which is male dominated, was Queen Hatshepsut. She ruled Egypt around 1473 for more than 20 years, known as one of Egypt’s greatest rulers, somehow after her death no one seems to know what happened to her body and why majority of her records were erased; they tried to erase her name after death but she left such a great impact on Egypt. Another Great female ruler that was hated by so many was, Wu Zetian, known as the number one bad woman and the first and only Chinese Emperor to rule unofficially as Express and at her…show more content…
Hatshepsut, she was a daughter of a great king Thutmose I, She later married her half-brother King Thutmose II after the death of her Father, this is when she assumed the role of Queen. After her husband death, by the age of 30 she was a widow. She continued to Rule Egypt because her son in-law/nephew, Thutmose III was still too young. Hatshepsut started to wear men’s clothing to declare herself as Pharaoh. Egypt suffered a long period time of downfall until Queen Hatshepsut became ruler; she was a great ruler so no one tried to overthrow her. Wu Zetian which was daughter of Emperor Taizong, later became a concubine to Emperor Taizong at the age 14, when Taizong died she entered the Buddhist monastery, not staying there long she later became concubine to Emperor Gaozong, and had a son by him. She blamed the death of her baby boy on the Emperor’s wife, leaving the Emperor to make Wu his Empress. Once he died, their son took over and later removed himself from office in 690, from there she took over as Emperor until 705. The difference between the two was that Wu Zetian was said to be the murdered of her own son just to work her way into power, she not only was it said that she murdered her son but her siblings as well. Queen Hatshepsut didn’t murder anyone to get into power; she just forced her way into throne by marriage and…show more content…
She also is known for building the Deir el-Bahri, which is an enormous memorial temple that is one of the architectural wonders of Egypt. The Tang Dynasty were known to in be great builders, one of their accomplishments was the Grand Canal from the yellow river. Wu Zetian had many Buddhist temples built, and caves. The Great Wild Goose Pagoda at Ci’en Temple in Xi’an was built during the Tang Dynasty in 645CE. “It represents the essence of the Tang architecture.”(pg 366) Not only was the Tang Dynasty known for its architecture but for poetry as
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