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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map



























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Open map of Ancient EgyptAncient Egypt / New Kingdom / 18th Dynasty /
Queen Hatshepsut



Sphinx believed to represent Hatshepsut. Now in Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt.
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Sphinx believed to represent Hatshepsut. Now in Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Temple of Hatshepsut. Luxor, Egypt.
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Temple of Hatshepsut at Luxor.

Front of the Temple of Hatshepsut. Luxor, Egypt.
One of two falcons protecting the Temple of Hatshepsut. Luxor, Egypt.

Farmworkers depicted on the walls of Temple of Hatshepsut. Luxor, Egypt.
The famous stairs leading up to the Temple of Hatshepsut. Luxor, Egypt.

Queen of Ancient Egypt 1473-1458 BCE, 15 years, of the 18th Dynasty, and the only female pharaoh.
She was the daughter of Tuthmosis 1, and married to her half- brother, Tuthmosis 2. She ruled together with her husband until his death in 1479, when the son of Tuthmosis 2 and a concubine was chosen Pharaoh, with the name Tuthmosis 3.
As he was only a child, Hatshepsut took control, and had herself crowned Pharaoh in 1473. There are few accounts of great acts in her period, but she advanced commerce and building activity, and she had a great temple built at Dayr al-Bahri near Thebes (see picture).
Towards the end of her life, Tuthmosis 3 gradually started to retake control.





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By Tore Kjeilen