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She was an Egyptian ruler
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She was an Egyptian ruler
Yes, and a canny one at that! She was regent for her infant stepson before claiming the throne for herself. She funded incredible numbers of public works, but many were destroyed when her bitter stepson reclaimed the throne and ordered their destruction out of spite.

She is known to have named herself "king" and had numerous portrayals of herself as muscular and wearing a false beard, but that was probably related to her tenuous claim to the throne.
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We have visited the temple on two occasions.

The Temple was built to commemorate the achievements of the great Queen Hatshepsut, and as a funerary Temple for her, as well as a sanctuary of the god, Amon Ra.
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17-05-2021, 09:39 PM
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We have visited the temple on two occasions.

The Temple was built to commemorate the achievements of the great Queen Hatshepsut, and as a funerary Temple for her, as well as a sanctuary of the god, Amon Ra.
Lucky you! That's one of my top 5 of places I hope to visit someday.
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In 2007, I too visited Queen Hatshepsut's Temple. A truly beautiful structure, quite different from other temples, almost modern in appearance.
One fascinating story about Queen Hatshepsut is the one about her secret lover. It is said that she took a commoner, named Senemut, as her lover. This, not surprisingly, was against all custom and tradition, and would have outraged other noble's and certainly the priesthood.
If you stand in front of the temple, and turn to you right, there is another tomb hidden and buried deep. That tomb is thought to be her lover's tomb. Senemut's tomb is closed to the public.
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