Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh of ancient Egypt. Born around 1503 BCE in Thebes to Ahmen and Tuthmosis I, Hatshepsut was her mother’s only child and the king’s only legitimate child. When she was twelve, she married her half brother, Tuthmosis II, and served the traditional role of queen, mother and wife. However, Tuthmosis II was weak, sickly and suffered from poor health. In around 1479, after a 15 year reign, Tuthmosis II finally died, leaving behind his wife, daughter and his heir: Tuthmosis III, an illegitimate child who was still an infant. As Tuthmosis III was too young to assume the role of pharaoh, Hatshepsut served as queen regent for six years before declaring herself pharaoh, or a “female king”. Under her reign, Egypt prospered.
She proved this when Thutmose III ascended the throne. The Pharaoh Hatshepsut reigned in his stead until he was of age to take authority. It was mentioned earlier that Hatshepsut took the title of pharaoh and all it’s power. Early egyptologists (according to History) believed she did this of her own ambition. Modern researchers now theorize she did it to protect the throne for her stepson for a strictly political crisis, such as the advancement of another branch of the royal family.
It is now time to look at the strengths and weaknesses to see if Nubia did actually equal the the amazing strengths, powers, and success’ of ancient Egypt. It is very true that Nubia did at one point conquer Egypt. Egypt has been dominating Nubia for several centuries, and has been stealing from them for centuries as well. Also, it is true that in Nubia they eventually built trading posts and temples.
It reached its peak of material and cultural grandeur under Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who ruled from 285 to 246. After his death, the empire entered a long period of war and constitutional dispute that ended when Egypt became the province of the Roman Empire in 30 BC. Alexander the Great is, amiably, the most famous figure in world history. Alexander's acquisition’s reflected not only his desire for dominance, but also his belief that East and West could be united under one system of government and become a way of life.
Hakor in Wikipedia Hakor, or Akoris, was the Pharaoh of Egypt from 393 BC to 380 BC. Hakor overthrew his predecessor Psammuthes and falsely proclaimed himself to be the grandson of Nepherites I, founder of the 29th Dynasty, on his monuments in order to legitimise his kingship. While Hakor ruled Egypt for only 13 years, his reign is important for the enormous number of buildings which he constructed and for his extensive restoration work on the monuments of his royal predecessors. Reign - Early in his reign, Hakor revolted against his overlord, the Persian King Artaxerxes. In 390 BC, he concluded a tripartite alliance with Evagoras, king of Cyprus, and Athens. This alliance led Persia to begin supporting Sparta in the Corinthian War, which eventually led to the ending of that war by the Peace of Antalcidas in 387/6 BC.
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.
The four most important kingdoms that split off—Syria (the kingdom of the Seleucids), Egypt, Pergamun, and Macedonia—were soon at loggerheads, and remains so until they were finally conquered by Rome” (110). The land of Egypt fell to Alexander’s general Ptolemy I who had been left to oversee the wealthy territory of the Nile river. Ptolemy’s plan was to ensure his legitimacy both as Egypt’s king and also true heir to Alexander. The Macedonian tradition held that the one who buried the body of the king secures his right to the throne. Ptolemy hijacked the funeral procession of Alexander and brought the mummified body to Egypt where it would eventually rest in Alexandria, the same city Alexander himself had
Why did Christianity take hold in the Ancient World? Christianity started off with only a few followers, but has grown into the most practiced religion in the world. About 2,000 years ago a man by the name of Jesus was born into the Roman ruled city of Jerusalem. Jesus was raised in a community of Jewish followers, and followed the Jewish law himself. Jesus believed that he was the messiah, the savior whom profits predicted would one day bring peace to the people of Israel.
Alexander III, posthumously revered as Alexander the Great, son of Philip II of Macedonia and archaic military genius and conqueror, uncovered a city west of the Nile River in Egypt; he called his newly taken territory Alexandria, in honor of himself and historic legacy. Alexander reigned as the ferocious and emphatic pharaoh of ancient Egypt until his suspicious death, in 323 B.C., which remains one of the greatest mysteries in history. Before his death and world-changing conquests, Alexander was a commander in the Macedonian military and played a crucial role in Macedonia’s victory over the Greeks. The Grecian way of life, particularly the Hellenistic period, influenced Alexander deeply and he sought to Grecian-ize all the lands he’d soon
Following the conquest, Alexander founded the prosperous city known as Alexandria-by-Egypt, which came to occupy a central role in the culture of the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Under the Greek rule, the ancient Egyptian society acquired a character of “split personality” that continued until the end of Roman rule. In this heterogeneous culture, traditional Egyptian culture and Hellenistic Greek culture existed side by side while enjoying a relative autonomy. With regards to iconography, the Egyptians continued to maintain their cultural identity through their artistic production even under the constraints of the Greek rule. Thus, in spite of the radical social transformations that took place as a consequence of Alexander the Great’s conquest, the ancient Egyptians were able to keep their cultural identity, which was already consolidated at this point.
Any movie associated with mummies usually involves some nasty curse that brings treasure hunters to a bad end. But what if this whole “mummy curse” concept isn’t just some Hollywood speculation? What if it were really true? Well as a matter of fact, in the early 1920’s such a curse, called the “Pharaoh’s Curse”, fascinated audiences worldwide. Like any other myth, the pharaoh’s curse has a backstory to how this curse originated, why it’s claimed to be a curse, and what other theories there were to explain the odd events that occurred.