Tuesday, December 16, 2008
After Hatsheput died, all signs that she was pharaoh were destroyed, while ones showing she was Queen were left intact. That information makes me wonder if her son (he was the one who destroyed her monuments) thought she was a good mother/pharaoh. If I were her son, I too would be just a little bit mad about my mom holding the throne from me until I was 20 years old (and that was only because she died! Who knows how long she would have held the throne from him!) I can understand why she was pharaoh for a little while because her son was only 5 years old when his dad died. But King Tut was only like 9 when he started ruling. What I want to know is how he got people to listen to him.(I personally would have a hard time obeying midget man! And whatever happened to respect your elders!)
Monday, December 15, 2008
Due to recent research, researchers found out that Pharaoh Hatsheput was fat (don't ask me how they figured that out. It probably had something to do with her bone structure), had diabetes, and died of cancer. A surprising fact is that Hatsheput was buried with a tooth that matched a hole in her mouth (pictured at right), believed to be a royal symbol. I sort of wonder if loosing a tooth really is a royal symbol for pharaohs or if it was considered "lucky" if you lost a tooth just before you died. It is also believed that she died at the age of 50.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Have you ever wanted to be remembered for forever? Well, Hatshepsut sure did a good job of it! Look to your left and you will see one way Hatshepsut tried to be remembered. How could she know that her son would destroy it soon after her death. (what ever happened to respect the deceased!?) Hatshepsut actually had a whole memorial temple built after her with 2 statues of her wearing Osiris's cloak! That would be kinda cool if Osiris was real!