Archaeologists identify the mummy of a lost Egyptian queen

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Archaeologists identify the mummy of a lost Egyptian queen

 

By Melissa Kong

Egyptian archaeologists announced on Wednesday that they have identified a mummy discovered in 1903 as that of Queen Hatshepsut (hat-shep-soot), Egypt’s most powerful female pharaoh. The mummy was originally found in the Valley of the Kings, a sacred burial site for kings and powerful nobles located on the west bank of the Nile River in Egypt. Although the mummy was discovered more than a century ago, it remained in a tomb until this past spring, when it was brought to the Cairo Museum for testing.
A Powerful Ruler’s Legacy

Queen Hatshepsut was the only woman to rule ancient Egypt while the kingdom was at the height of its wealth and power, from about 1502 to 1482 B.C. Of all the female pharaohs–including Cleopatra and Nefertiti–Hatshepsut’s reign was the longest and most successful. While in power, she established trade routes and built hundreds of monuments and temples throughout Egypt. Despite her prosperous reign, both her mummy and her legacy were virtually erased from Egyptian history. Many historians believe that Tuthmose III, Hatshepsut’s stepson, destroyed records and monuments bearing her name. It may have been his revenge. It is believed that she stole the throne from him. Finding the mummy of this powerful queen may provide details about an important part of Egyptian history.

 From EOI Comunidad de Aragon

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1The mummy was found in Egypt on Wednesday.
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2Hatshepsut’s mummy was found near the River Nile.
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3The mummy has been in a museum since it was discovered.
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4She was the only queen of Egypt.
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5She built all her temples in the Valley of the Kings.
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6Historians don’t know many things about her.
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7Tuthmose III killed the queen.
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8Her mummy may help historians to understand what happened.
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