Queen Hatshepsut Cathy Villa Professor Volpe HUM100 Keiser University Queen Hatshepsut Queen Hatshepsut was known as the first woman to be declared king by the priests of Amun. It is a mystery as to why after her death her remains still seem to conclusively not found. Queen Hatshepsut was indeed a woman; however her sculptures depict a different look as she was disguised as a man always wearing a false beard which was the traditional symbol of the king’s power and majesty. The reason Hatshepsut became Queen was because she married her half brother Thutmose II. When her husband died his son Thutmose III became next to the throne but because he was a baby Hatshepsut became co-ruler of Egypt.
Hatshepsut’s Foreign Policy Military Over the years the opinions of scholars has changed on military activities of Hatshepsut. Wilson said in 1951 “she records no military campaigns or conquests” and Gardiner said in 1961 that her reign was “barren of any military enterprise except an unimportant raid into Nubia”. Few scholars would agree with these statements today. Based on a wider range of evidence, scholars today recognise that Hatshepsut pursued the traditional military policy of a ‘warrior pharaoh’. Speos Artemidos What she claims in this inscription She strengthened the army She is powerful Instils fear within the enemy Emphasises the expulsion of the Hyksos and maintaining it Uses oracles to emphasise that she is conqueror Achievements she emphasises Building program Army Fear within enemy Trade She emphasises her military role in the Speos Artemidos by calling herself a conqueror, boasting about the expulsion of Hyksos and the fear of her enemies.
Darius was the only Persian king marrying the women of the previous king to establish legitimacy and authority over Persia. Herodotus gives us a great deal of information about Atossa , the daughter of Cyrus and wife of Cambyses and Gaumata before marrying Darius, she was also the mother of Xerxes. Supported by other source Darius gained power through his marriages to all the female descendants of Cyrus, probably so that they could not marry anyone else who might challenge his leadership. This portrays the role of royal women, although women did not have political influence they instead helped to protect their family. Unlike royal women non-royal women were mentioned in the treasury tablets from Persepolis as weavers or stone workers.
Although there has been interpretations of historians to disagreeing to this “Of course, the story is a self-justification written years after her father’s death and may well bare little or no relation to the truth” (Bentley) whereas Callender argued that the coronation scenes may have occurred before Thutmose II was born. This would have allow Hatshepsut with the oracles, divine birth and reliefs to show that she was apart of the matrilineal lineage which traced back to the connection of royal blood lines of the Ahmosids which allowed her to take the
Despite the unintentional mummification, they represented a broad social spectrum of the community considering the wealthy and powerful citizen were only known to mummify their loved ones. The Guanajuato mummies have inspired numerous local legends. An infant is known there as the world's smallest mummy. It is said that they infant died after being born by cesarean section. It's mother didn't survive the procedure either and was mummified as well.
This theory speculated that Tutankhamun’s famous Mask was not originally made for him but was in fact stolen from his stepmother Nefertiti’s tomb and reconstructed to fit the boy king. The theory was put forth by Joann Fletcher. One of the major pieces of evidence for this theory is on the mask itself. On the inside of the mask there are remnants of an old mask that has perhaps been turned inside out and re-decorated to suit the boy king Tutankhamun. Another major piece of evidence to support this theory is the tomb of who they believe to be Nefertiti.
The young king Tutankhamun was previously regarded as an inconsequential ruler of the 18th dynasty in the new kingdom of Ancient Egypt until the discovery of his tomb, which sparked a worldwide fascination with the life and death of this previously obscure figure. His nearly fully intact tomb was discovered by Howard Carter and his archaeological team in 1922. This tomb generated countless questions and ideas about the life and death of Tutankhamun (Tut). The wall paintings and the artefacts found in the tomb, as well as the pharaoh’s body itself allowed numerous theories to be developed as to how King Tut led his life. However, through historical and scientific research, many of the ideas conveyed by the tomb were proven to be false.
Most of the information that supported that Neanderthals were direct ancestors has been found to be incorrect through research and technology. In 1856 at the Feldhofer Cave, Germany, Neanderthal Man introduced himself to the world indicated by Turnbaugh, Jurmain, Nelson, Kilgore in the seventh edition of Understanding Physical Anthropology and Archeology. Named after the valley in which he was discovered (Neander Tal), this hominid would send anthropologists mad for over 100 years. They were initially though of as dim-witted brutes with clubs and beast like characteristics. French Paleontologist, Marcelin Boule was the creator of this misconception about the Neanderthals.
It is commonly known as Venus since she is the Roman equivalent to the goddess (Venus de Milo). According to restoration experts, the sculpture was carved from two blocks of marble and is made up of several parts which were sculpted separately before being fixed with vertical pegs. Tragically, the statue's arms and original base have been lost since the work's arrival in Paris, in 1820. These experts also claim that this loss was partly due to errors of identification, since when the statue was originally reassembled, the accompanying fragments of the left hand and arm were not believed to belong to it due to their altogether 'rougher' appearance. Today, however, experts are confident that these additional pieces were part of the original statue, despite the variation in finish, since it was common practice at the time to devote less effort to less visible parts of a sculpture (Venus de Milo).
Not only is the logic of this assertion faulty; the telling of the story disproves it. For instance, does not Scar himself bring about change with the death of Mufasa? Scar was not born to power yet, once Mufasa is dead, he assumes power over the Pride Lands. The story may not have ended with Scar or the hyenas still in power but they certainly facilitated change through the transformation of the once regal land to barren ruins reminiscent of the elephant graveyard (The Lion King). It almost seems as if Lazarus has it in for the genre of animated children’s stories!