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The Pharaoh in ancient Egypt was the political and religious leader of the people and held the titles 'Lord of the Two Lands’ and 'High Priest of Every Temple’. The word 'pharaoh’ is the Greek form of the Egyptian 'pero’ or 'per-a-a’, which was the designation for the royal residence. The name of the residence... [continue reading]
Hatshepsut was a female pharaoh in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt who rose to prominence as ruler after the death of her husband Thuthmosis II (also Thutmose II). In what was a traditionally male dominated society, Hatshepsut used various strategies to legitimise her reign. Because Egyptians had a certain view of what a pharaoh should be, Hatshepsut, the only... [continue reading]