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Compare And Contrast Egypt And Hatshepsut

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Micaela Montinola
Mrs. Dukes
History 7B
October 13, 2014
Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Hatshepsut The Egyptians and Mesopotamians had many similarities and differences. The Egyptian men wore skirts attached to their waste with a belt. The lengths depended on the time. In the Old Kingdom, the skirts were short, the Middle Kingdom, they were calf length, and in the New Kingdom, men wore a pleated garment. Women wore full length dresses with one or two straps. Rich women wore dresses made of fine transparent linen, and jewelry and headdresses. Children did not wear clothes until the age of six, then they wore the same clothes as men and women. The Mesopotamian men wore skirts decorated with petal-shaped fabrics and women wore a shawl decorated with …show more content…

Her parents, Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose, were the rulers of Egypt at the time. After her father died, Hatshepsut married her half-brother Thutmose II, whom she served alongside with as queen. After 15 years, Thutmose II died, leaving Hatshepsut a widow at the age of 30. Since Thutmose III, her nephew, was too young to be pharaoh, Hatshepsut became pharaoh instead. She was originally supposed to serve as his regent, but for unknown reasons, she claimed the role of pharaoh. Hatshepsut portrayed herself as a man in statues and art by having a beard, male body, and a king’s kilt and crown. This was to declare her authority and gain respect from the people. Queen Hatshepsut had many accomplishments during her reign. She restored old temples throughout Egypt and also built obelisks and many monuments. She established trade, bringing prosperity to Egypt, and improved life at home. All of this ended when Hatshepsut died in Egypt on 1458 B.C. The cause of her death was because of an ointment for her skin disease. A toxic ingredient in the ointment might have been the cause. After her death, Hatshepsut’s nephew Thutmose III erased all of Hatshepsut’s memory. He destroyed or defaced her monuments, contracted walls around her obelisks, and erased many of her inscriptions. While some think this was because of a long-held grudge, others believe it was to make certain that no one challenged his …show more content…

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