Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen
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Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen
Even amid a culture as unusual and provocative as that of Ancient Egypt, the life story of Hatshepsut qualifies as one of history's most bizarre. A woman bound and determined to lead the country despite the gender restrictions that seemingly prevented her from doing so, Hatshepsut stole the nation's throne from her stepson, then disguised herself in full drag and led the country as a man. Even more astonishingly, she succeeded triumphantly in deceiving the nation, and attained wealth and power that outstripped the resources of either Nefertiti or Cleopatra. Yet for some reason (perhaps… More