My heart rushes back and forth, thinking what people will say -
those who will see the monuments, I created. After the years passed by they will talk about what I did ...
Do not say it's my boast, say:
"It her's (her Majesty Hatshepsut), how she is worthy her father (God Amon)!"
Translation from Ancient Egyptian, carved on the obelisk of Hatshepsut in the Karnak Temple.
The temple of Hatshepsut, located in Deir el-Bahri, is an architectural monument to technological skill and culture of Ancient Egypt. The queen, whose name this greatest structure is bearing, was the key figure in the history of ancient Egypt, being a woman-Pharaoh, who ruled the country from 1478 to 1457 BC.
Hatshepsut (which means "noble lady") was the fifth pharaoh of the XVIII Dynasty and, according to Egyptologists, was one of the most successful Pharaohs reigning longer than any other woman-ruler of Ancient Egypt. According to the American archaeologist and historian James Henry Breasted, she became known as "the first great woman in history of whom we are informed."
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