Essay on The First Female Pharaoh Of Egypt

1536 Words Jul 6th, 2015 7 Pages
Queen Hatshepsut had a daughter with Senmut her steward, and named her Neferu-Ra, and Tuthmose had a son by a minor wife, Isis. Thutmose III, whom Thutmoses II named as his heir. In 1479 B.C.E. Hatshepsut husband/half-brother, Thutmose II died of skin disease called boils, boils is a disease that is a folliculitis infection of a hair follicle, and had to leave his son Thutmose III in charge. Thutmose III was only a child, and remained unable to rule Egypt. This is when Hatshepsut ruled and took over her half son/nephew. She became the first female Pharaoh of Egypt (1473-1458 B.C.E.). Thutmose I made her co-ruler due to divine birth the union between her mother and the god Amun. She took on a full throne name, and statutes were created depicting her as a male king, right down to the beard.

Her chief steward, Senenmut, who had served Tuthmosis II, and was her loyal companion, corroborated these stories as, it seems, Senmut helped the queen in all of her affairs of state. Hatshepsut created buildings like building projects today, a series of obelisks and build a Palace of Ma’at, a rectangular structure that was composed as a series of small rooms with a large central hall for the placement of the central park (a small ceremonial boat). These walls of the palace were covered with carved and brightly painted relief scenes of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. The most impressive building she built is the Temple of Deir el-Bahari. They had a shrine of Hatshepsut as a sphinx…

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