These reliefs declared that Hatshepsut was crowned by the gods who welcomed her as their future king. They also depicted her coronation in front of a court consisting of highly respected individuals. – Political and religious roles of the king and queen in the Seventeenth Dynasty and early Eighteenth Dynasty: Political: At the crux of political responsibilities were military roles. A pharaoh was responsible for maintaining the land economically as well as forcefully. Power was also delegated to advisors such as viziers and stewards Hapuseneb, Senenmut).
Later pharaohs of ancient Egypt viewed the reign if a female an 'unfortunate anomaly'. Ancient sources reveal Hatshepsut presented herself in a number of ways through propaganda, as she understood the importance of image. # These include being a prolific builder, pious promoter of Amun, maintainer of Ma'at, ~ conqueror of the Northern and Southern Lands, ~ innovative efficient ruler, equal to other kings, and being chosen by Amun and Thutmose I. As well as titles, a pharaohs royal image in statues and reliefs was also represented by iconography, through royal nemes headdress or crowns, false beards and a short kilt, and always
At the temple of Meryre both Akhenaten and Nefertiti are shown enthrones. Along with this Nefertiti was beloved by the people and held great sway over them. All of this would have made her a great candidate for a co-regency. If this is true, it means that Akhenaten’s relationship with Nefertiti grew to a level where it became political. The quote “… at hearing whose voice the King rejoices, the Chief Wife of the King, his beloved, the Lady of the Two Lands, Neferneferuaten – Nefertiti, May she live for Ever and Always.” From an Amarna inscription indicates that Akhenaten relationship with Nefertiti was not only through their children, equal on both sides and political but also romantic.
Hatshepsut was able to ascend to the throne due to the royal blood line and matrilineal lineage which traced back to the start of the Ahmosid’s family although historians questions this on how she was able to ascend to the throne. Thutmose III became king and his sister the divine consort, Hatshepsut settles the affairs of the two lands by reason of her plans in which she would be his regent. Although “regency was customary because Hatshepsut was the King’s great wife” (Lawless). Redford states Hatshepsut probably “Consolidated her position to become king during the regency”. The Red Chapel in Karnak, refers to the oracle of Amun choosing a king in yr 2.
Barnett states that “Agrippina would make much of her Julian descent… this dynastic connection was powerful in itself.” This source is can be considered a strong reference in responding the question of discussing the basis of Agrippina’s power and influence. It shows that through her Julian descent, not only was she born into royalty and a strong bloodline, but brought into a world where her parents were greatly loved by the people of Rome making the power she longed for much easier to fall into. There are several aspects to Agrippina’s power and influence that allowed her to succeed in the Roman Empire. Her ability to gain power was not only through influencing the people around her; both immediate and extended family, staying faithful in marriage she might of come by and being a mother like hers that Rome looked up to and desired to be. Julia Augusta Agrippinilla (little Agrippina), born in AD 15 in the era of Tiberius’s reign, was brought into a strong and powerful dynasty of the Julio-Claudian’s.
History, supported by a range of archaeological, primary written and secondary written evidence, shows us that under Hatshepsut’s rule, Egypt expanded its trade routes, maintained religious, social and political order, embarked on a comprehensive building program and participated in successful military campaigns. Based on the examination of this evidence and the legacy she has left behind, I believe it would be accurate to describe Hatshepsut as a unique figure in ancient Egyptian history and one of the most successful pharaohs of the New Kingdom. Hatshepsut’s greatest achievement may very well be the creation of a stable and flourishing Egypt through her foreign policy. On the walls of her mortuary tomb, there is a depiction of her expedition to the land of Punt. An example of archaeological evidence, the depiction shows Hatshepsut leading a procession to the temple of Amun.
It is evident that Tetisheri had a significant role in the establishment of the 18th Dynasty through her son and grandson. Tetisheri also played the role of adviser and confident to all three kings and evidence of this comes from the funerary buildings and estates dedicated to her by Ahmose I that indicates her status and involvement in events. There is evidence to suggest that she may have acted as regent for her grandson Ahmose after the death of his father and this comes from the Abydos Donation Stela of Ahmose translated by J.H Breasted. Her holding the titles of "King's mother" and "Great King's wife" shows her importance which is further amplified by her wearing the vulture headdress and being the first Queen to do so. According the historians she also played a militaristic role as she supported the rebellion of her son Seqenenre she "spearheaded" the recruitment of troops.
History Essay History Essay In this essay I will prove that Hachepsuit, Nebuchanzzar, Mursilis I, and Ramses II, were the most important rulers of the ancient world. Hachepsuit -she improved life for the Egyptians -she expanded the Egyptian trade -she was a regent , for her husband which she locked up and killed -was the first woman ruler , and for a while disguised herself as her husband -the Egyptians were able to obtain very prized exotic products, like leopard skins, feathers, hardwoods, and myrrh - She also carried out a little more than a few monumental building projects, such as an enormous funeray temple for herself in the Valley of the Kings and Queens - Had her boy friend do all her work(sunmut) -Hatshepsut is well known for her ambitious building projects in Egypt particularly the erection of several Obelisks’ at Karnack and her funerary Temple at Deir el-Bahri. In her time Hatshepsut was a model of feminine mystic, power and political
Isis was the wife of Osiris and the mother of Horus. Since each pharaoh was considered the 'living Horus', Isis was very important. Isis is often shown holding Horus on her lap. Isis is associated with thrones because her lap was the first 'throne' that Horus sat upon. his amulet is called the 'Isis knot' and is a symbol of protection.
She had won support of most of her people and strengthened the Austrian Hapsburg power. Maria Theresa recognized the bureaucracy and improved tax collection. As well as being a Hapsburg empress, Maria Theresa was a mother of eleven girls and five boys, one being future king Joseph II. Maria Theresa started the modernization of Austrian government and Joseph II would continue his mother’s reforms. Joseph II was the son and successor of Maria Theresa.