Opinions & Features January 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

Four great Egyptian mummies and the interesting stories behind them

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor January 12, 2021 at 10:00 am

January 12, 2021 at 10:00 am | Opinions & Features

Hatshepsut Mummy - World Archaeology
Hatshepsut Mummy (World Archaeology)

Hatshepsut

Known as the “Woman who was King”, Hatshepsut was born into a royal family around 1530 BC. She began as a princess, and then Queen, and she eventually became Pharoah, the King of Egypt, which was highly unusual at the time. The economy flourished during her time as Pharoah, as she ordered the construction and repairs of many buildings, temples, and memorials. Hatshepsut’s greatest building accomplishment was a mortuary temple built in a complex at Deir el-Bahri, located on the West bank of the Nile. She died 22 years later after taking her reign as pharaoh, in around 1458 BC. She was buried in a tomb in the Valley of the Kings, in the hills behind Deir el-Bahri. Her body was discovered by Howard Carter in the year 1902.

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