Thursday, 28 May 2009
Hatshepsut (pronounced a bit like Hat-cheap-suit) was a female who took on the role of Pharaoh after her husband died and her stepson, Thutmose III, was too young to rule. It was important to look the part, so she wore a false beard and flattened her breasts as much as possible.
The picture above is of her statue in her memorial temple near Luxor.
And this is a pic of the temple, built into the cliff in the desert.
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