Our Egyptian Guide OSMAN gave us an easy way to pronounce this Queens name.
Sort of a Mnemonic device… heyya it worked ;)
After the Alabaster shop we were off to see The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut,
ancient Egypt's longest ruling female pharaoh.
Hatshepsut was an 18th-dynasty pharaoh who was one of the handfuls of female
rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs, and
her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible rise to power.
I only enjoyed this Temple from a distance…
At that point I had consumed two bottles of water and was well into draining the
Even having not gone into the temple the surroundings areas I found to be amazing
and without the crowds…
both of royal lineage, was the favorite of their three children. When her two
brothers died, she was in the unique position to gain the throne upon the death of
her father. To have a female pharaoh was unprecedented and probably most
definitely unheard of as well. When Tuthmose I passed away, his son by the
commoner Moutnofrit, Tuthmose II, technically ascended the throne. For the few
years of his reign, however, Hatshepsut seems to have held the reins. From
markings on his mummy, archaeologists believe Tuthmose II had a skin disease,
and he died after ruling only three or four years. Hatshepsut, his half sister and
wife, had produced no offspring with him (her daughter Nefrure was most likely
the daughter of her lover Senmut), although he had sired a son through the
commoner Isis. This son, Tuthmose III, was in line for the throne, but due to his
age Hatshepsut was allowed to reign as queen dowager.