Hatshepsut, The Woman Who Would be Kingby Caroline Seawright*
September 10, 2012
Hatshepsut (1508BCE to 1458BCE), is one of the best-known female rulers of Egypt, and belonged to the 18th Dynasty. She was the daughter of Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose, and granddaughter of Pharaoh Ahmose and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari. After her father died, her younger half-brother Thutmose II ascended to the throne. Hatshepsut married him and became queen. He died thirteen years later leaving Hatshepsut with a daughter, Neferura. As they had no son, Thutmose II's son by Iset was named heir. Thutmose III was very young and Hatshepsut became his regent. They ruled together until she declared herself pharaoh.
TALK magazine published by Orascom Telecom in Cairo, Egypt. All rights reserved.
* Note that the article was edited by TALK to include the introductory remarks regarding the identitfication of Hatshepsut in 2007. This view is not my own.
Seawright, C 2008, 'Hatshepsut, The Woman Who Would be King', TALK: The International Magazine of Orascom Telecom Holding, winter, no. 6, pp. 10-13.
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