The mummy of an ancient Egyptian queen has been discovered, revealing a history that had been covered up for 3,000 years

2022-05-30 0 By

Rafael Martin’s Gods of Egypt contains a brief history of 19 Egyptian deities and key stories from mythology.However, do you know which Egyptian pharaoh in the real history of Egypt opened up trade between Egypt and its rich neighbors?Who built the most impressive monuments in Egypt?Surprisingly, none of these feats were done by a male pharaoh, but by Hatshepsut, an Egyptian female pharaoh of epic proportions.Although there have been many other women Kings throughout Egyptian history, none has had the power and influence of Hatshepsut.Born in the 15th century BC, Hatshepsut was the daughter of thutmose I, the ruler, and his wife queen Amos.Thutmose II, the son of Thutmose and his concubine, is expected to succeed his father in the future, as is customary.According to tradition, Hatshepsut had to marry her half-brother, Thutmose II.Her husband left no record in history, so it is difficult to determine the exact date of Hatt Shepsut’s reign as pharaoh, but as queen she was particularly adept at managing Egyptian politics.Thutmose II did not live long and died shortly after his concubine gave birth to a son.Thutmose III was too young to rule when he came to the throne, so a regent was needed to rule in his place until he was mature.So Hatshepsut is ready to take over.As time passed and Thutmose matured, Hatshepsut did not want to loosen his grip on power.For a few years she remained regent, but seven years later Hatshepsut abandoned all pretence and took the official title of king.She decreed in her name that she was crowned Pharaoh of Egypt and declared herself co-ruler with Thutmose III.One of Hatshepsut’s most famous achievements was opening up a trade route to the fabled country of Punt.Because of its long history, it is not clear where Punt is today.But accounts of the time describe it as a land of great wealth, halfway between Kenya and Saudi Arabia.On the wall of the Temple of the Dead is recorded the historical fact that Hatshepsut sent a large number of envoys to punt to investigate trade.The envoys brought back incredible wealth, including such precious items as ivory, leopard skins and aloes.In these accounts, Queen Ponte is described as a portly woman, possibly to represent the extreme wealth of the country.Hatshepsut’s biggest building project was her funeral home.The funeral home was located on the cliffs surrounding the Valley of the Kings in Thebes and later became known as the Temple of the Dead.Her biography, including the story of her glorious birth and reign, is carved on the walls of the temple, along with the remains of some trees.The trees were probably dragged back from Ponte, and the journey is also recorded on the temple walls.A funeral home where future generations can remember her glorious deeds.After Hatshepsut’s death, attempts were made to erase all traces of her existence.In ancient Egypt, to eliminate someone’s name meant that that person’s soul would also die, so it was a huge insult and offense to the Pharaoh.Temos III was probably the one who ordered her name erased.This may have been revenge for Hatshept’s usurpation of the throne.But since Thutmose III allowed Hatshepsut a proper burial and burial, it is more likely that he simply wanted his reign to be valued more in history than his predecessor’s.Hatshepsut’s impact, however, was enough to keep her forever in history’s memory.