Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmose I and Aahmes, was one of the few female pharaohs of Egypt. There were other female pharaohs prior to her, and female pharaohs after her, although Queen Hatshepsut was special in many aspects.
Hatshepsut’s full name is composed of four parts. The first is “she who is rich, powerful through her ka’s , her doubles.” (Edwards) The second, nebti, indicates pharaoh’s authority over both east and west. (Edwards)
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had. She ruled the most powerful, advanced civilization in the world for twenty years. (Edwards) Despite those who resented her success, it will stand for all eternity. (Edwards)
Edwards, Amelia Ann Blanford. Chapter 8: Queen Hatasu and her expedition into the Land of Punt, From Pharaohs, Fellahs, & Explorers.
Tarr, Judith. King and Goddess. Tom Doherty Associates, Inc. 408 p. 1998.