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A temple (from the Latin 'templum') is a structure usually built for the purpose of, and always dedicated to, religious or spiritual activities including prayer, meditation, sacrifice and worship. The templum was a sacred precinct defined by a priest (or augur) as the dwelling place of a god or gods and the structure built there was created to honor... [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]