From Queen to King: The Story of King Hatshepsut
In Ancient Egypt, a young girl did something unprecedented: she declared herself Pharaoh, King of Egypt. This young girl is King Hatshepsut. Her architectural and economic achievements are prolific, but were nearly lost in the annals of history.
Hatshepsut was born circa 1508 BCE; she was the daughter of King Thutmose I and his Great Royal Wife, Queen Ahmose. Hatshepsut grew up in a world of privilege and held great power and influence. She held the religious title of God’s Wife, which meant she was a link between the people and Amen-Re, the chief god in Egyptian theology.