However, the evidence is not conclusive and further evidence is still being researched. After reading multiple articles written by honored Egyptologists and historians I believe that the mystery is proven more so that Queen Hatshepsut was merely a woman who reigned over the throne. She presented herself as such in reality but in portraits, artwork and monuments she wanted to be viewed as a traditional king. However, the titles always carried a name to let you know she was in fact a
Hatshepsut Student’s name State University Hatshepsut Ancient Egypt and its pharaohs have always been by far the most interesting topics for any archeologist, because the life story of every pharaoh abounds in mysteries and legends. So does the story of Hatshepsut, an Egyptian Queen who dressed like a man to gain the support of the people, and whose accession to the throne, as well as what happened to her after death remain enigmatic. Hatshepsut was the daughter of Thutmose. Originally, she was not an heiress and became one after three of her siblings died. It is believed that she was already reigning when her father was still alive, perhaps, to learn how to be a queen.
The wife of a Pharaoh must stand alongside her husband, not claim herself as pharaoh and stand alone. It was the rule of the pharaohs. Cleopatra broke this, and what made this too an even greater impact on Egypt, she changed the coins from having her and her brother to her standing alone, as their Pharaoh. Her love life is also another reason as to why Cleopatra is remembered today. With her marring a Roman (Julius Caesar), she regained power over Egypt after they both had fallen previously to her brother/husband Ptolemy XIII.
In the words of Tacitus, “she could give her son the empire, but not endure him as emperor”. The “Empire was ruled by a woman” (Grant) as during Nero’s early reign, Agrippina achieved her height of political dominance “ruling through her son” (Scullard) over foreign affairs. This is evidenced through Narcissus and Silanus sentencing to death, without Nero’s knowledge. Nero exemplifies her power by making the first password to the tribune of the watch “optimum mater” translating to ‘best of mothers’. The most damming evidence which supports Agrippina’s power and authority can be seen in the numismatic evidence with silver and gold coins displaying Agrippina and Nero face to face and of equal size on the obverse in 54AD and showing them side to side in 55AD.
Explain how Hatshepsut justified her claim to the throne. (15 marks) During her reign, Hatshepsut justified her claim to the throne in several ways. Unlike her predecessors, Hatshepsut was the first pharaoh of her dynasty to claim divine intervention in her birth. This supported her claim as gods Amun’s daughter on the throne. Another method she used was the coronation inscriptions and oracles which stressed her right to the throne as she was placed there by her father Thutmose 1 and the god Amun-Re.
The peaceful campaigning of the suffragists’ was a key factor in women receiving the vote. The suffragists’ started the whole route of women gaining the vote; they were the ever moving force behind the movement. However historian Martin Pugh suggests that “Suffragists would probably have done better to have made common cause with all unenfranchised men and women from the start and thereby they might have extended their appeal” because all men had not yet received the vote it was argued that women should not receive the franchise when it was not fully given to all men. However there were other contributing factors leading up to 1918 and women gaining the vote. They include the work of the suffragettes’ who caused chaos and grabbed the spotlight away from the suffragists’ after a group of women decided it was time to make a militant stand.
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.
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
He stands directly behind Hatshepsut while dedicating the myrrh acquired at Punt to Amun-Re. Many historians argue that Thutmose III resented Hatshepsut’s superiority in their co-regency, and they support this by the claim that Thutmose III destroyed many of her inscriptions and reliefs. However, many New Kingdom pharaohs replaced their predecessor’s cartouche with their own. This destruction of many of her inscriptions occurred in the year 42, 22 years after her death. Thutmose had control of the army.
As most of the images of her pictured her as male (in the traditional pharaoh costume), these could remain, and only the name underneath was changed to Thutmose I, II, or III. Senenmut’s name was also removed. Historians can only speculate as to the reasons Thutmose III would have had for removing his aunt’s name. One sensible explanation is that he wanted to ensure a smooth transition of power to his own son, and therefore attempted to erase the history of Hatshepsut’s rule, along with any changes to the system of lineage it might have brought about. As one of the few female pharaohs, Hatshepsut’s 15-year reign is a significant one in the history of ancient Egypt.