Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hatshepsut and Thutmose III

During the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom, two of the most important pharaohs were related, but hated one another. The first was Hatshepsut, one of the most powerful female rulers in history. The second was Thutmose III, her stepson who hated Hatshepsut for "stealing" his throne. If a student wanted to know more about either pharaoh, here are a few useful resources:

A good starting point might be our online textbook (the Yellow Book). Log on using your user name and the password "textbook." You want to read pages 80-81

Information on Hatshepsut 

The Mummy of Queen Hatshepsut Found
Science Blog update about the identification of an unknown mummy as that of Hatshepsut

Video Tour of Hatshepsut Sculptures at the MET
A great exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

National Geographic's Hatshepsut links
Lots of articles, video clips, and good information about the female pharaoh

Dr. Zahi Hawass's description of Hatshepsut
Scroll down to the section that says "Who Was Hatshepsut?"

Information on Thutmose III 

A basic description of who Thutmose III was
From Ancient Egypt Online, a website for kids

British Museum blurb about Thutmose III
A quick overview of the pharaoh, with links to artifacts in the museum

Ancient History in depth from the BBC
A great article from the BBC talking about the royal feud between Thutmose III and Hatshepsut

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