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Short Biography, Information & Facts about Queen Hatshepsut, the famous pharaoh and queen of Egypt

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The term pharaoh was the title of an ancient Egyptian king who was considered to be a living god and worshipped as a deity. The pharaoh was an absolute ruler of Egypt, both the political and religious leader. 

Short Biography of the life of Queen Hatshepsut
The history, facts and information about Hatshepsut, a famous pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

The following biography information provides basic facts about the life of Queen Hatshepsut:

  • Hatshepsut was also known as Hatchepsut
  • Egyptian Period / Kingdom: New Kingdom
  • Dynasty: Hatshepsut ruled in the Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty
  • Name of Previous Pharaoh: Thutmose III 1479 BC -1425 BC
  • Years of Reign: 1472 BC -1457 BC
  • Succeeded by: Amenhotep II 1425 BC -1399 BC (aka Amenophis)

  • Family
    • Father: Her father was Thutmose I
    • Mother: Her mother was Queen Ahmose
    • Husband: Her husband and consort was Thutmose II
    • Children: Neferure
  • Year of Death: 1457 BC
  • Location of the Burial Site: Valley of the Kings
  • Tomb reference number: KV20
  • Name of Egyptologist who discovered the burial site, or tomb, of Hatshepsut: The tomb was documented by Belzoni but re-excavated by Howard Carter (1874 - 1939)
  • The mummy of Hatshepsut: Believed to be lost the mummy of Queen Hatshepsut was finally identified in June 2007 when a tooth, kept at a temple in a box bearing the name of the female pharaoh, was confirmed as belonging to Queen Hatshepsut. The tooth was found to be the exact match for a gap in the upper jaw of a previously unidentified mummy. The mummy of Queen Hatshepsut, is now displayed in the Cairo Museum
  • Biography and why Hatshepsut was famous: It was extremely rare for a woman to become pharaoh and ruler of Egypt. Hatshepsut claimed that she was her father's intended heir and her claim was strengthened when the Oracle of Amun proclaimed that it was the will of the god Amun that Hatshepsut be Pharaoh. She was depicted in both masculine and feminine attire. In her masculine image she wore the traditional regalia of the male pharaohs including the false beard, the head cloth with uraeus and a kilt
  • Accomplishments & Great Monuments: Building the great Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri located at Deir El-Bahri on the western bank of the Nile in Luxor which was Thebes.  The Mortuary temple took 15 years to construct and Queen Hatshepsut chose her chancellor, Senemut, as her chief architect and engineer. The stunning Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut consists of three colonnaded terraces with two ramps and are sited with a magnificent cliff backdrop. There are also monuments to Queen Hatshepsut at the Temple complex of Karnak. Her obelisk is the largest in the world
  • An attempt was made by Thutmose III to erase the name of Queen Hatshepsut from the history of Egypt, to confirm his right to the throne and because of the deep belief that a woman could never have been a successful pharaoh. The translation of hieroglyphs and discoveries of the early twentieth century provided information that had been missing from historical records

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