Hatshepsut Case Study

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In what situation would it have been acceptable to name a woman as heir to the throne?
In Egypt there was maybe three other women served as pharaoh and King Hatshepsut was one of them. This happens when there is no acceptable male descendant available.
Upon the death of king Thutmose II the title is usually passed down to the next male relative in line, like a prince or next male kin. Due to Hatshepsut and Thutmose II not having a male child the title was passed on to his other male child born from one of his other wives a harem wife’s child? Although, Thutmose III was an infant when his father passed away. Being too young to take the position of King and Pharaoh, so Hatshepsut being the widow of the king procured the role of co-regent of
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