Outline the stages of Hatshepsut elevation in kingships Year 1: Thutmose III was crowned, and Queen Hatshepsut is appointed as regent for the young king due to his young age at 10 years. Year 2: as regent, she orders Senenmut to go to Aswan and cut two obelisks from the red Aswan granite. Two obelisks stood one each side of an altar to the god Aton. Hatshepsut erected another obelisk to an altar of Aton, in the sun court, on the upper terrace of her temple in Deir el Bahri. Year 2-7: Around this period, Hatshepsut is crowned as pharaoh. The monarchy becomes co- regency Year 7: she has been appointed the title of pharaoh. This year she abandons her first tomb, and orders works to begin a new tomb in the valley of kings. Year 9: Hatshepsut sends a large expedition to punt. Very few kings ever sent ships to punt. No Egyptian has been sent on this expedition in over 500 years. Year 21/22: Manetho’s work, dates have been recorded of Hatshepsut’s death. _____________________________________ Hatshepsut begins as daughter of Ahmose and Thutmose I Queen regent Co-regent As daughter, her role conveys the right to throne through marriage (Thutmose II) As queen she worked with officials who worked with her father Thutmose II dies, Thutmose III was next to heir the throne. Son of lesser wives Thutmose III was too young to rule Egypt, so Hatshepsut become regent until Thutmose III is of age. As follows tradition, Hatshepsut follows the tradition of queen ahotep her predecessor. Ahotep successfully managed military, political power and was honoured As regent, she still holds her titles of queen she stands behind the pharaoh. Nobel Inen describes her administration as excellent. Her ambition is made clear when she has two obelisks quarried while regent She orders 2 obelisks to be quarried Then she names herself as co-regent by the year 7 Now she assumes the 5 titles of pharaoh The imagery makes it clear that she is the dominant one in the co-regency Support base – she would have – to have the most powerful groups in Egypt: Priesthood, civil bureaucracy and the military (religious, political, and military) 1. Her female predecessor, ahmose neferatari – title of god’s wife amen. As queen Hatshepsut had inherited the title of god’s wife amun which has been passed down by ahmose nefertari. As result of this title Hatshepsut had great religious influences and wealth.
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