Thu, 16 June 2016
Hatshepsut (Prologue/Part I).
From 1495 - 1490 BCE, Hatshepsut acts as regent for her step-son, the nominal King of Egypt Thutmose III.
But the Queen Regent has plans, and soon begins to consolidate her power, encouraging the support of officials, priests and nobles to bolster her authority over the Two Lands...
Hatshepsut as a woman, Leiden (Wikipedia).
Hatshepsut as Queen (Hathsepsut - Queen to Pharaoh, below).
The necropolis of el-Kab showing the tombs of Ahmose Pen-Nekhbet, Pahery and Ahmose Ibana (Creativity and Innovation, below).
Ahmose Pen-Nekhbet (Creativity and Innovation, below).
Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would be King, 2014. Google Books.
Catherine A. Roehrig, Hatshepsut - From Queen to Pharaoh, 2005. Multiple articles. FREE Pdf from Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Betsy M. Bryan et al., Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut, 2014. Multiple articles. FREE Pdf from the University of Chicago.
Officials, Appointees etc.
- University College London website
- Saint Louis University website
- Maat-ka-re.de website
Wed, 1 June 2016
The Royals: Thutmose I and Hatshepsut.
From 1519 - 1505 BCE, Thutmose I ruled the country with a distinct agenda: he separated the royal from the common, and the sacred from the mundane. At Karnak and in the Valley of the Kings his projects helped reshape the physical expression of kingship.
The architect of these projects, Ineni, gets a look-in. We also say farewell to the last matriarch of the Ahmosid royal family, Ahmose-Nefertari. Finally, a new up-and-comer princess, Hatshepsut, starts her career in the temple of Karnak.
Karnak under Thutmose I, as reconstructed by the Digital Karnak Project.
The Fifth (inner) and Fourth (outer) Pylons at Karnak; commissioned by Thutmose, arranged by Ineni, reconstructed by the Digital Karnak Project.
Statuette of Ahmose-Nefertari, Queen of Egypt, from the Louvre (Wikipedia).
Ahmose-Nefertari as a goddess, from a Ramesside-era Tomb (Wikipedia).
The mummy of Ahmose-Nefertari (University of Chicago).
The tomb of Ineni, exterior (Wikipedia.de).
Agriculture in the tomb of Ineni (stock image).
Hunting scene in the tomb of Ineni (Metropolitan Museum of Art).
Nicolas Grimal, A History of Egypt, 1994.
Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would Be King, 2014.
Catherine H. Roehrig, editor, Hatshepsut: Queen to Pharaoh, 2005. Free PDF from Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Betsy M. Bryan, "The 18th Dynasty Before the Amarna Period," in Ian Shaw (editor), The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, 2000.