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Hatshepsut is famous for being Egypt’s first female pharaoh during the 18th Dynasty. She took to the Egyptian throne in 1478 BC (almost 3,500 years ago) and reigned longer than any other woman. During her time on the throne she was credited with building hundreds of monuments, temples and building and establishing important trade routes to other kingdoms. See the fact file below for more information on Hatshepsut or download the comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- Hatshepsut was born around 1507 BC. Her father was Thutmose I, the third pharaoh of 18th Dynasty Egypt, and her mother was Ahmes, Thutmose’s first wife.
- Her name means ‘Foremost of Noble Ladies’
- Hatshepsut came to the throne in 1478 BC. She ruled jointly with a 2-year-old boy – Thutmose III – who was the son of her husband, Thutmose II.
- Hatshepsut and her husband Thutmose II had a daughter called Neferure. Due to her Royal parents, Neferure was born an Egyptian princess.
- Thutmose II died before Hatshepsut was 30-years-old.
- Hatshepsut is thought to have reigned for around 22 years.
- Many images of Hatshepsut depict her wearing the king’s kilt and crown, as well as a fake beard and a male body. This is because she was the first female king and there were no words or images to portray a female with this status.
- Hatshepsut helped to increase the wealth of the 18th Dynasty by setting up trade routes between Egypt and other kingdoms, such as the Land of Punt. Hatshepsut sent out 5 ships to Punt where her men purchased frankincense and myrrh trees.
- Hatshepsut is the first person ever recorded to use charred frankincense as kohl eyeliner.
- Hatshepsut was also famous for the amount of buildings she commissioned to be built. During her reign she commissioned hundreds of buildings, temples, monuments, shrines and obelisks.
- One of Hatshepsut’s most famous buildings is the Djeser-Djeseru temple.
- Hatshepsut reigned very peacefully and did not take part in wars or cause conflicts.
- Hatshepsut died in 1458 BC. She was 51-years-old. It is believed that she died from bone cancer.
- It is believed that Hatshepsut was mummified and buried in KV20, the first royal tomb in the Valley of the Kings, alongside her husband and father but was later moved elsewhere.
- In Ancient Egypt pharaohs were buried with important items and furniture. In recent times, objects belonging to Hatshepsut have been uncovered, including a lioness throne, a game board and pieces, a signet ring, a shabti figure bearing her name and a molar tooth.
- After her death, Hatshepsut’s successor (Thutmose III) tried to erase her from memory by chiseling off her image from stone walls and cartouches, tearing down statues and walling up obelisks. There is no obvious reason why her step-son carried out these acts, aside from the fact that he wanted people to focus on him and not her. There is no evidence that Thutmose III disliked Hatshepsut.
- The destruction of Hatshepsut’s memory almost caused her to disappear from Egypt’s archaeological records.
- In 2006, 9 golden cartouches were discovered which showed examples of where Hatshepsut’s name and face had been removed from stone carvings.
Hatshepsut (Pharaoh) Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use Hatshepsut worksheets that are perfect for students to learn Hatshepsut who is famous for being Egypt’s first female pharaoh during the 18th Dynasty. She took to the Egyptian throne in 1478 BC (almost 3,500 years ago) and reigned longer than any other woman.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- Hatshepsut Facts
- The Pharaoh
- What is This?
- Modified TRUE or FALSE
- Other Women in Egyptian History
- The Pyramid
- Mummy Maze
- Hatshepsut Word Search
- Egyptian Items
- A King or Queen?
- Dig and Write
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