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HATSHEPSUT. FEMALE PHARAOH OF EGYPT by VALENTINA KONDRASHOVA.
Belongs to the Galery RUSSIAN ARTSTS NEW WAVE.
Original handmade work was created from painting,hemp and gold-plated metal.
Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh of Egypt. She reigned between 1473 and 1458 B.C. Her name means - foremost of noblewomen.
Her rule was relatively peaceful and she was able to launch a building program that would see the construction of a great temple at Deir el-Bahari at Luxor. She also launched a successful sea voyage to the land of Punt, a place located somewhere on the northeast coast of Africa, where they traded with the inhabitants, bringing back marvels.
Despite the apparent success of her reign, and a burial in the Valley of the Kings, her monuments would be defaced after her death, apparently by her co-ruler and step-son/nephew Thutmose III.
The fact that a woman became pharaoh of Egypt was very unusual..
May 27th, 2015
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