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Enter into the valley of the kings  

Enter into the valley of the kings

Hatshepsut the most powerful female Pharaoh

December 27th 2009
Our final days in Luxor are spent exploring the Temple of Hatshepsut. The temple as mentioned in the previous entry is part of the Deir el Bahri or the Northern Monastery. Hatshepsut is the most important female pharaoh and also one of the most successful. During her reign she legitimized her powerful position by getting painted in the pharaoh’s kilt and beard, ie depicted as a man. She was a p ... read more
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Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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