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Queen Hatshepsut and gender issues

It is believed that Queen Hatshepsut dressed as a man to gain support of the Egyptians. After her death, her successor removed as many remnants of her rule as possible. Although a pharaoh, her mummified remains and tomb have never been conclusively found.

1. Clearly state the "mystery" and provide a brief summary of at least two (2) theories which could explain the mystery. Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter of each theory - such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.
2. identify one (1) of the theories and provide at least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery.
3. Use at least two (2) sources

?Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
?Explain the importance of situating a society's cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.

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It is believed that Queen Hatshepsut dressed as a man to gain support of the Egyptians. After her death, her successor removed as many remnants of her rule as possible. Although a pharaoh, her mummified remains and tomb have never been conclusively found.

1. Clearly state the "mystery" and provide a brief summary of at least two (2) theories which could explain the mystery. Because some theories may sound far-fetched, include the source or promoter of each theory - such as a scientist, a historian, a theologian, etc.
2. identify one (1) of the theories and provide at least two (2) convincing reasons why the theory you have chosen is the best one to explain the mystery.
3. Use at least two (2) sources
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

?Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
?Explain the importance of situating a society's cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context.

Thanks for a great question. I'll do my best to put you on the right track As you know, we here at Brain Mass cannot give direct answers for you. We may only help you think the issues out. You just then "fill in the blanks" to give a coherent paper.

Have you seen this? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/jun/27/egypt.science, and from the Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Queen-Who-Would-Be-King.html.

Remember also the problems in spelling. One of my favorite sources for this era spells the names Thothmes I or II, and the queen regent as "Hatshepsu." As far as I know, they're both correct.
My favorite source for this is the old work found here on google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=5QlFAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

His treatment of this era is easy to read and straightforward. He claims the following concerning our question:

Start with page 32 and read on. Here are a few ...

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