Tuesday, February 11, 2014

9. The Woman and The Seed Tour, The Met Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut, started out as a queen ruling as regent, but later moved into the role of female Pharaoh.  In the statue she is wearing a fake beard to denote rulership.  Josephus says she is the one who rescued Moses from the Nile and named him Moses.  Her stepson, Thutmose, (interesting to take the last four letters and see how similar that is to the name Moses) co-ruled with her.  When she died he smashed all her statues.



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