Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh Nooo!!! Hatshepsut Is Dead!! ♥

Hatshepsut's reign was marvelous, but sadly it had to come to an end; when she died. Hatshepsut died on the tenth day of the sixth month of her twenty-second year of rule. This was in 1458 B.C. (Now that was a looooong time ago!!)

After her death, she was mummified, as most Egyptians were. She was buried in the Valley of the Kings. (Even though she was a woman. You would think she would've been buried in the Valley of the Queens - or her Memorial Temple - but since she was pharaoh and it was tradition...) Her burial location was right next to her father too!

You may find it surprising that she wasn't buried in her Memorial Temple, but it was not for a place to be buried, it was simply a Memorial Temple! It was built because she wanted to be remembered throughout Egyptian history.

After she died, her son Tuthmosis III took reign. And during the process, destroyed much of her temple, so some of her history is somewhat skeptical. Many mysteries about her are still waiting to be uncovered!! ♥


  1. ? why did they do mumifaction?

  2. I really like how you put a lot of information about your topic you must have researched Hatshepsut.