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Hatshepsut was the only suriving child of Qeen Ahomose, making her Royal Heiress. She then got married to her half-brother, Thutmose II. When Thutmose II died in 1479 B.C., Hatshepsut was asked to rule because his son, Thutmose III, was only a baby. When Thutmose III was old enough, him and Hatshepsut ruled together and he married is half-sister, Neferure. 18 months later, Hatshepsut and her friends staged a coup during a temple ceremony at Karnak. As the statue of Amun was carried past her it became to heavy that the priests sank to their knees. The oracle declared this to be a sign that Amun wanted her to rule. She took over and named herself pharaoh and Lord of Two Lands. Hatshepsut ruled from 1479 - 1458 B.C.

Many people didn't like Hatshepsut's actions as pharaoh and got decsribed her as a weak ruler because they said she didn't do very much to expand their empire. But during her reign, she acually did a lot for Egypt. When she ruled, the skills of their craftsmen and architects thrived. She also encourage trade, infact she sent out one of the greatest trading expedition in history. They sailed across the Mediterean Sea and returned with shiploads of ivory, leopard skins, and special trees to make boats. Hatshepsut's army was also very good. They won many battles for Egypt.

Hatshepsut took on the traditional symbols of a pharaoh like the crook, the flail, the double crown, and the false beard as seen in the picture above.

When Hatshepsut died, Thutmose III tried to erase her from history. He got rid of the statues of her monuments she made, even scrolls that mentioned her. They don't know if Thutmose III played a part in her death. He would have many reason to kill Hatshepsut. One reason he would want to kill her is, she took her throne. They can't actually tell if Thutmose III did kill Hatshepsut.

Hatshepsut sent one of the biggest trading expedititons in history.

Hatshepsut was the daughter of Ahmose and Thutmose I.

Hatshepsut had many drawings and portraits make of her.

A statue of Hatshepsut showing her sittting on the throne.

Hatshepsut's temple is located in Loxor, Egypt.

This video shows exaples of why Thutmose III would want to kill Hatshepsut, and someother reasons why he couldn't have killed her.

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