Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The singular pharaoh named Hatshepsut

In Pharaonic history there are a handful of kings to note. Hatshepsut gets attention because she was female and quite successful as a ruler.

Notice the modern tone to her funerary temple at Deir al Bahri, across the Nile from Luxor. We are lucky to be able to visit her tomb. Pharaohs who succeeded Hatshepsut tried to wipe out her name and accomplishments.

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