Queen Hatshepsut

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Queen Hatshepsut

How She Aquired Rule:Hatshepsut was the wife and sister of Thutmose II and rose to power after her husband's death in 1479 b.c.. her stepson Thutmose 111 was too young to reclaim the position at the time and his mother was to rule until he was old enough. Hatshepsut soon became the sixth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty.

Heshepsut: Pharaoh of EgyptGavin McGary

Hetepsut's temple was one of the most detailed memorials known in Deir el-Bahari. She rued strictly in Thebes and created multiple work programs thet were spread across the cities diffusing outwards. She pursued many projects ranging from 200 ft monuments to the Magnum Opus. However, this temple that was hers alone is balanced towards tranquility and elegance rather than a defensive platform Her father was unearthed and moved there after completion and many courtyards were spread around the ruins today.

The Tradition of Egypt's Hiearchy:The majority of traditions and common practice throughout Egypt rely on a male dominated stance where very few exceptions before the New Kingdom that lead to women aspiring to a pharaoh over other sons or heirs, there were two incidents leading to this and the most notable examples are Cleopatra and Hashepsut. All of Egyptian culture is dominated by masculine features and since women lacked in this nature, Hatshepsut left this alone and even took up wearing a beard to show respect to the people alone and maintain their trust.

Hatshepsut in her portrayal as a typical male pharaoh.

Thutmose II in his potrayed as a typical male pharaoh.

Hetshepsut proclaimed herself as a "Daughter of Re" and used conundrums like "His Majesty, Herself" in various insciptions throughout the empire in her effort to recreate herself. Going as far as reimagining a new name, Maatkare was derrived from common Egyptian faith. "maat" means truth, "ka" is the body's soul, and the god of the sun "Re" all form the name in combination. The citizen of the empire could find trust in this action and so far leads both north and east Egypt towards her ambitious building projects in the future.

Hatshepsus's proclaimation of will:In her own ways she never believed her history would remaain to speak the truth so she created two new oblesiks and etched her remnants at Karnak. One stated her monuments would remind future generations of her story.

Citations"The Queen Who Would Be King." Smithsonian. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Nov. 2015.

Thutmose III was appointed as Egypt's tactition and military leader until Hatsheput's death in 1458 b.c. and from which he established himself as pharaoh. After provocation or dissagreement during her rule, his first orders as pharaoh was to eradicate and deface all of her history and let it be lost to the ages. He was near successful in theis goal though his reasons are unknown. Experts today question weather she was restricting thutmose III while she was alive or she constantly oppressed and denied all of his ideas altogether.


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