“Come to me in peace, daughter of my loins, beloved Ma’atkare, thou art the king who
takes possession of the diadem on the Throne of Horus of the Living, eternally.”   In the Ancient
Egyptian world, there lived a most prominent female figure, Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut lived a
very prosperous life as one of Egypt’s female Pharaohs. She succeeded her husband as the
Pharaoh, and acted on the behalf of her step son, Thutmose III.   She kept doing specific projects
so that her name will always be remembered in a positive way in Egyptian history. With her
advancement in architecture, trade relations, and overall control of the country, she did more
than any man could have possibly thought of.
Before Her Reign
Hatshepsut lived during the New Kingdom, but ruled in the 18th Dynasty.   The New
Kingdom refers to the combining of the Upper Egypt and the Lower Egypt. A dynasty is
measured by the length of time a consistent family rules over Egypt.   The year of her actual
birth is unknown, but it is speculated by many scholars and archaeologists to be as early as
1490 in the city of Thebes.   The royalty of her mother, Ahmose was related somehow to the
second Pharaoh of the New Kingdom, Amenhotep I . Her birth is said to be divine do to the
supposed impregnation of Ahmose by the god, Amen-Re, which can be seen depicted on the
walls of her temple located at Djeser-Djeser.   It is unknown if her father, Thutmose I, was
actually appointed Pharaoh before her birth, but whatever his relationship to Amenhotep I, he
succeeded him, and became one of the most powerful Pharaoh’s that Egypt had ever seen.  
During her childhood, she would have been pampered greatly. In the harem; where the
prominent women of the kingdom lived with their children, she would have played with all
the little kids. She would have gone to school by the age of four, indifferent that it was
only males going at this time, considering the fact that she was of high...