Analytical Essay: Hatshepsut's Rule

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Hatshepsut's rule, at least from what I read in the book, was a successful and great one. Her reign was long with many achievements. Such as trade routes with other cities and building projects like her own burial temple. Although, through all of these achievements, she still ruled "jointly" with her son, which was still a child. To me, it seems, that if Thutmose III wanted to deface his own mother's images it was to take credit for all that she accomplished while they jointly ruled Egypt. It must've been hard for him to take over after his mother had died. Especially since people probably knew her and what she did for Egypt rather than the actual heir Thutmose III. By making his mother's rule seem not that great, he was able to secure his

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