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Monarchs of the NileNew Revised Edition$
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Aidan Dodson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9789774167164

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774167164.001.0001

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The Queen and the Conqueror

The Queen and the Conqueror

(p.73) 9 The Queen and the Conqueror
Monarchs of the Nile

Aidan Dodson

American University in Cairo Press

This chapter discusses the lineage and reign of Thutmose III under the regency of his aunt, Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt in his name. As king, she did nothing to diminish the nominal status of Thutmose III: she dated her activities by his regnal years, and represented him frequently upon her monuments. She did, however, do much to assert her own legitimacy, publishing a fiction by which her father, Thutmose I, had actually elevated her to the kingship while he yet lived. The fourteen years during which Hatshepsut and Thutmose III shared the throne seem to have seen a division of labor, with the male king responsible for military matters and the female king for home affairs, together with more peaceful foreign endeavors.

Keywords:   Thutmose III, Hatshepsut, female kings, regency, female pharaohs, Eighteenth Dynasty

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