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July 15 2013

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Relief from the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut - A procession of Egyptian soldiers during the celebration of the ‘beautiful festival in the desert valley’.

via Grave chapels and reliefs from temples: (Egyptian Museum Berlin)

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Osirian columns representing Hatshepsut - her Deir el-Bahri temple

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April 03 2013

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… In all antiquity, history records only one woman who successfully calculated a systematic rise to power during a time of peace: Hatshepsut, meaning “the Foremost of Noble Women,” an Egyptian king of the Eighteenth Dynasty who ruled during the fifteenth century BC and negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority. It is not precise to call Hatshepsut a queen, despite the English understanding of the word; once she took the throne, Hatshepsut could only be called a king. In the ancient Egyptian language, the word queen only existed in relation to a man, as the “king’s woman.” Once crowned, Hatshepsut served no man; her husband had been dead some seven years by the time she ascended the throne. …

… Like any other princess during the Eighteenth Dynasty, Hatshepsut was born into a royal world of social strictures and expectations. She was a king’s daughter, a king’s wife, and a king’s sister—critically, the only royal title she would lack in her lifetime was king’s mother, as she never bore a son. This failing was likely a bitter disappointment for Hatshepsut, but it was also a twist of fate that would pave the way for her inconceivable and serendipitous rise in fortune. …

…Thutmose III was not her child, but it seems that she safeguarded him nonetheless, rearing him for future rule. She transformed herself not into king’s mother, but astoundingly, into a kind of king’s father, a senior king who fostered the education of her royal ward. Granted, for most of her tenure as king, Thutmose III was only a child. But during the last five or six years of her reign, when he had reached his majority, the arrangement became a real partnership. In her temples and stelae, she used her nephew Thutmose III’s regnal year dates. Whenever she depicted herself in the presence of her co-king, she often took the senior position. Yet he was constantly there, lurking in her shadow. …

  Via The Woman Who Would Be King, by Kara Cooney - Lapham’s Quarterly

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March 17 2013

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  Senmut holding Princess Nefrura, Hatshepsut’s daughter (by Anika :))

November 18 2012

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Queen Hatshepsut Temple (by AndrewMJ)

A well-stocked larder!

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September 30 2012

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Sphinx of Hatshepsut, Temple of Karnak (by JMichaelSullivan)

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September 08 2012

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Maat-Ka-Ra Hatshepsut (Khnum-Amun)

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Maat-Ka-Ra Hatshepsut (Khnum-Amun)

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Maat-Ka-Ra Hatshepsut (Khnum-Amun)

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August 30 2012

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Here is a selection of photographs of a reconstruction of parts of Hatshepsut’s temple (Upper Terrace and Court) i made out of Lego. This was something i wanted to do for a while - and finally had the opportunity recently….

(via HATSHEPSUT PROJECT: Hatshepsut’s Temple, Upper Terrace and Court in LEGO)

August 27 2012

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Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 18
Reign: Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date: ca. 1479–1458 B.C.E.
Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes
Medium: Carnelian (Chalcedony)
Dimensions: L. 1.4 cm (9/16 in)

(via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Wedjat-Eye Design Amulet Inscribed with the Cartouche Maatkare (Hatshepsut))

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The Metropolitan Museum’s Egyptian Expedition discovered eight of the eleven foundation deposits that can be associated with Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahri. Three of these were found along the front wall of the temple’s lower courtyard and these contained a total of 299 scarabs and seal-amulets. This example is the largest and most elaborately carved. Unlike other scarabs in the group, the body of the beetle has been partially separated from the base. The inscription on the base combines the pharaoh’s personal name, Hatshepsut, with the epithet “United with Amun.” A triangular repair is also visible in the upper right-hand side of the base and a small ankh hieroglyph (life) may be seen in the lower right….

(via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Scarab Inscribed “Hatshepsut, United with Amun”)

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