Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh Essay

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Hatshepsut was Thutmose II’s queen, she became regent for Thutmose III ca. 1479 at his death. Egypt prospered under her reign. When Thutmose III was old enough to rule, it was decided that Hatshepsut and Thutmose III would reign together as co-regents. Hatshepsut and Thutmose III’s co-rule may have been strained. After Hatshepsut’s death, Thutmose III defiled or removed many statues, paintings or writings of Hatshepsut life and reign. Not many records exist that show what type of relationship existed between Hatshepsut and Thutmose III. Her name is not listed in the official lists at Karnak and Abydos, Thutmose III had it removed. Thutmose III had it recorded that he assumed the crown in 1490 upon his father’s death. Hatshepsut …show more content…
While the Hyksos were defeated Amenhotep I was forced to quiet uprisings in Nubia and Kush and drove the Hyksos farther into Western Asia. Like his father Amenhotep I was a builder, he built shrines and temples in Upper Egypt and Thebes. Amenhotep I died approximately 1525 BCE. At his death Thutmose I became Pharaoh. Thutmose I was a commoner by birth and a military leader. At Amenhotep I’s death he married his sister Ahmose. It has been suggested that Thutmose I was actually Amenhotep I and Ahmose’s half-brother and served as a co-regent under Amenhotep I. With his marriage to Ahmose he legitimized his rule. (Roehig)
Thutmose I and Ahmose had two daughters Nefrubiti who died sometime before the age of 5 and Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was born circa 1508 (www.biography.com) at her birth the priests recorded the following "This young woman is a princess. She is called Iahmes. She is more beautiful than all the women in the whole land. She is the wife of the king, the king of Upper and Lower Egypt, Tuthmosis I, and his majesty is still a youth. Go therefore to her . . .” Thutmose I had several sons but only one survived, his son with second wife Mutnofret named Thutmose II. Thutmose I took the throne in his mid-thirties, he was a skilled General, and he quelled outbreaks in Nubia and disturbances near Memphis. He chased their old enemy, the Hyksos, back into Asia all the way to the

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