Queen Hatshepsut was the daughter
of Tuthmosis I and wife of Tuthmosis II.
When her husband died she named herself
pharaoh instead of obeying her husband's
wish for Tuthmosis III, her stepson, to rule.
Needless to say, Tuthmosis III was very
upset about this. When he did finally become
pharaoh, after Hatshepsut's death, he put
forth a great deal of effort to erase
evidence of her rule.
Fortunately, he was not too successful.
Artists of the time had a hard
time depicting her. Hatshepsut's
feminine features were often
diminished in order to represent
the conventional pharaonic portrait.
Hatshepsut on Kingtutone.com
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