In “Hatshepsut, His Majesty, Herself,” by Catherine Andronik, she informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female pharaoh in ancient Egypt. One supporting detail of Hatshepsut’s effectiveness as a pharaoh is that she was a regent. In paragraph eight, the author tells us that a regent is “an adult who could take control of the country.” In addition, the author states,”...had been training for since her earliest days by her father’s side. Women had acted as regents for infants…” Because Hatshepsut had been ready for this job, and was familiar with Egypt, she was now regent for Tuthmosis III because he was not mature enough to rule. Further in the text, we learn that Hatshepsut assists Tuthmosis III, but she is starting
Hatshepsut was an effective religious leader. She credited her place to Amun through her Heavenly Birth. She followed the god’s command by acquiring an expedition to Punt and gave gifts to the gods; she gave praise to Amun for her military victories and triumphs. Hatshepsut also kept religious festivals and contributed numerous respect and influence to the Amun priesthood. Hatshepsut made sure Egypt was safe after her death. There is no surprise that Thutmose III became one of the supreme pharaohs of the New Kingdom given the leadership and opportunities afforded to him through his co-regency with Hatshepsut. In truth, judging from the attack on her monuments, Hatshepsut was perhaps a little too good in concerns of being a pharaoh.
Hatshepsut, daughter of King Thutmose I and the pharaoh of Egypt, is a controversial figure who instigated diverse interpretations from historians over the years. As the longest reigning female pharaoh in Egypt who had ruled over twenty years in the 14th century B.C., Hatshepsut contributed greatly in her building program and had ensured the economic prosperity of Egypt during her reign after the death of her husband, Thomose II. Despite her achievements, Hatshepsut still remains to be a questionable personality to historians, evident in both ancient and modern interpretation of her in relation to her royal image and her involvement in foreign campaigns.
Ancient Egypt was ruled by a person called a Pharaoh. These Pharaohs were like kings and emperors. The Pharaoh in ancient Egypt was the political and religious leader of the people. They were about 170 pharaohs and they ruled from 3150BCE to about 31BCE. Out of 170 pharaohs, they were a few of them who stand out because of their accomplishment. A few pharaohs who stand out are Ramses II, Khufu, Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, and Senusret I. While these pharaohs were alive they contributed to their people by building pyramids, temples, sculptures, and creating literature. King Tutankhamun stands above the pack and is considered today by the majority of people as being the most famous and most well recognized Egyptian Pharaoh.
Archaeological images that convey Hatshepsut and Thutmose III effectively co-ruling and delegating Pharaonic responsibilities are indicative of their mutually supportive relationship. Hatshepsut acted as a co-regent to her stepson/nephew for at least fifteen years, and it is believed that they shared a peaceful and harmonious relationship. Thutmose III’s mother was of an unacceptably low status, hence allowing him to become a young King under the supervision of his stepmother, Queen Hatshepsut. The Kings eventually shared administrative, religious and military responsibilities, demonstrating that their relationship was cooperative and interdependent. Hence, the desecration and concealment of Hatshepsut’s building activities is not indicative
In “Hatshepsut: His Majesty Herself”, by Catherine M. Andronik, she informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. A supporting detail of her effective rule is in paragraph 8, when the text states, “what Egypt needed was a regent, an adult who could take control of the country.” This shows that Hatshepsut had practice as a regent before becoming a pharaoh. Another supporting detail that shows that Hatshepsut had practice before her reign.”she was fit for the job, Hatshepsut, perhaps just fifteen years old, had been training for since her earliest days by her father’s side.” says paragraph 9. This shows that Hatshepsut would be an excellent regent, since she had been trained by an accomplished pharaoh, Tuthmosis I.
In “Hatshepsut: His Majesty, Herself,” by Catherine Andronik, she informs the reader about Hatshepsut and her role as an effective female pharaoh in ancient Egypt. One supporting detail of her effective rule of Egypt is that she was a regent who became pharaoh. In paragraph eight, the author states, “Until Tuthmosis III was mature enough to be crowned pharaoh what Egypt needed was a regent, an adult who could take control of the country.” Another supporting detail that is in paragraph eleven, the author states,”As Hatshepsut settled into her role as regent, she gradually took on more and more of the royal decision-making.” Hatshepsut was more experienced then Tuthmosis because she had been training for it and made all of the decisions for Egypt. In paragraph eleven, the author states, “She appointed officials and advisors; dealt with the priests; appeared in public ceremonies first behind, then beside, and eventually in front of her nephew.” The
King Ramses the 2nd was known as the 'Keeper of Harmony and Balance, Strong in Right, Elect of Ra’. Ramses lived till he was 90, which was incredible long for that time period. King Ramses also had a very long dynasty and he was the third pharaoh in the 19th dynasty. Not only was Ramses known for lasting years and years he also helped Egypt with many architectural accomplishments.
All of the pharaohs had a serious impact on Egypt. Hatshepsut was the first woman pharaoh. Ramses II was made a god. King Tut was a very famous ruler who was crowned at the age of nine. In fact, He was the youngest pharaoh. The most significant pharaohs from the new kingdom were Ramses II, King tut, and Hatshepsut.
There are many well-known Ancient Egyptian pharaohs, but one of the most popular is Ramses II. This isn't really surprising because he had accomplished a lot of things during his time. He also had an unusually long reign — he was in power for 67 years — which not only earned him recognition but also turned him into a god. (Egyptian pharaohs became gods if they stayed in power for 30 years.)
Hatshepsut was born in 1508 BCE, the daughter of pharaoh Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose. She had only one full sibling which was her only full-blooded sister, Neferubity, however, died during her infancy. Hatshepsut also had 3 half-blooded siblings whom the minor Queen Mutnofret bore her three sons; Amenmose, Wadjmose and Thutmose II. Though, Amenmose and Wadjmose both died before reaching adulthood. After the death of the pharaoh Thutmose I, Hatshepsut married her half-brother, Thutmose II, who became the next pharaoh as she became his Great Wife. They soon bore a daughter named, Neferure. There were possibilities that Thutmose II had born other children from insignificant wives, maybe a daughter, Meryt-nub, and a son, Thutmose III from his concubine named Isis.
Did you know that Hatshepsut was the longest reigning pharaoh for two decades that was a girl? I bet you didn’t even know that she had to marry her half brother and her step son. Hatshepsut was born in 1508 and died in 1458 BC. She ruled over egypt for over two decades from 1473 all the way to 1458 BC. Her father was Thutmose I, who had Thutmose II with Mutnofret, who was not Hatshepsut’s mother. Hatshepsut was Thutmose I’s eldest daughter Some people believe that Mutnofret was the daughter of Ahmosel. When Hatshepsut’s father died, in 1493 BC, the throne was passed down to her half brother Thutmose II. In Egypt it wasn’t odd for royalty to marry their family members or siblings. Thutmose II and Hatshepsut ended up having a daughter named Neferure, but the male heir was an infant that a concubine named Isis. A concubine is pretty much like a mistress.
In 1479 B.C.E. Thutmose II passed the power of Pharaoh to co-ruler Hatshepsut-his sister/wife-because his son, Thutmose III, was too young. During her reign, she proved she was worthy by becoming one of the “most ambitious builders in Egyptian history” (Cole and Symes 34). However, after ruling for 21 years her legacy was tested. Scholars found defaced statues and portraits of Hatshepsut. Some believed Thutmose III was slighted by Hatshepsut and he defaced her image. Although, through more research they believed Thutmose III’s son, Amenhotep II, had more motivation. Hatshepsut’s image may have been defaced because of lack of knowledge in hieroglyphs, gender roles, and the hope for power.
Have you thought about which pharaohs in the New Kingdom were significant and which ones were not? In Ancient Egypt, there were roles called pharaohs. Some were significant and some were not. The significant pharaohs were from the New Kingdoms were first, Thutmose III, second, Hatshepsut, and third, Ramses II.