Queen Hatshepsut And The Role Of Powerful Women In Ancient Egypt

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Egypt is known for its great civilization. Egyptians are known for their great achievements on temples and pyramids. Egyptians believed that they could communicate with with the souls of deities through cult statues that were in the temples. The people of Egypt were lead by pharoahs. They saw pharaohs as the king and god. Pharaoh means “GREAT HOUSE.’’Many pharaohs went to war when their land was threatened or when they wanted to control foreign lands. If the pharaoh won the battle, the conquered people had to recognise the Egyptian pharaoh as their ruler and offer him the finest and most valuable goods from their land. In addition to powerful kings such as Amenhotep,Thutmose I,and Amenhotep III,the New Kingdom was a notable for the role of powerful women such as Queen Hatshepsut. This research will focus on Queen Hatshepsut (“Ancient Egypt”2015).…show more content…
Hatshepsut had a daughter named Neferure but not no sons. Since her stepson Thutmose III was too young to be a pharaoh, Hatshepsut stepped in . She ruled for twenty years in the fourteenth century B.C. She began dressing in a king’s kilt and a crown,a fake beard and a male body. She did not want to trick anyone into thinking she was a man, it was a way of asserting her authority . She is considered one of the most successful pharaohs.

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