Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hatshepsut


Last year the Met hosted a show on Hatshepsut, something I lusted to see. The woman, so ambitious she sported a beard to get her point across, has always been of interest and adoration for me.

Her death has been a mystery for centuries, her mummy nowhere to be found. Her male relatives did their best to erase her from history too. One website said she was …"not popular and many of her monuments were defaced after her rule…” Gee, I wonder why.

But now recently her mummy (and all its entrails in jars) has been found. Turns out she was not murdered by the jealous men around her, but died fat and sassy. I always loved her temple, made of the living rock.

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