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Ancient History

Was Senenmut Queen Hatshepsut’s Secret Lover?

October 15, 2020

There were rumors that even though Hatshepsut never remarried, she had a man in her life: Senenmut. He was a prosperous man who also worked as a tutor for the royal family, and ended up with two tombs, like Hatshepsut herself. […]

Head of a sphinx with the face of Queen Hatshepsut.
Ancient History

The Reign of Queen Hatshepsut

October 15, 2020

Egypt had novel achievements during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut, a great king. Among all the other things, she built the first zoo in Egypt! During her reign, the animals were imported from the “god’s land,” from where not many people had come back alive. […]

Picture shows a pharaoh's statue.
Ancient History

Queen Hatshepsut and Her Mortuary Temple

October 14, 2020

Hatshepsut gained power as a widowed queen, but later she appointed herself as the king of Egypt. As the first female king, she built herself one of the most beautiful and remarkable temples, but there is more to the temple that makes it so important today. […]

Valley of Kings, in Luxor (Ancient Thebes) west bank, Egypt.
Ancient History

The Story of the Valley of the Kings

October 4, 2020

The innovations in Ancient Egypt continued during and after the reign of Tuthmosis. He was the one who was first buried at the Valley of the Kings. He changed the age-old tradition to preserve his life in the next world. […]

King Amenophis II, head statue, partly damaged, against solid yellow background.
Ancient History

Amenhotep I, Tuthmosis, and Their Kingship

October 4, 2020

Amenhotep I followed the glorious legacy of his father, who was a great ruler of the XVIIIth Dynasty. He was followed by Tuthmosis, an equally powerful and successful king. […]

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