Special Sub-Topic: I, Hatshepsut ...
|In the myth of my birth, what Egyptian object was placed to the nose of my mother, Ahmose, by a god in the form of my father, ultimately in the attempt to conceive me?
Ankh. Apparently this myth not only included the god Amun, but Khnum and Heket were in on the funny business as well. Respectively, Khnum was the god of the source of the Nile River, thought to be the creator of children while Heket, who had a frog's head, was the god of life and fertility.
|Almost every ancient Egyptian name under the sun has a meaning. So, what does mine mean?
Foremost of Noble Ladies. Not all, but a couple of these are titles that belonged to Nefertiti.
|During my rise to power, Queen Tetisheri, who was the wife of Pharaoh Sanakhtenre Tao I, bequeathed upon me what respected title?
God's wife of Amun. I was interested to learn this. I'd previously never known about this title.
|My father, my half-brother (also my husband), and my step-son, whom I shared a co-regency with, shared which name subsequently followed by I,II, and III?
Thutmose. I'm always disturbed by the incest that went on back then, just to preserve the bloodline. Nevertheless, it's still fascinating.
|A grand expedition to Punt was filled richly with treasures, including ivory, myrrh, and valuable wood. Which of the following was NOT an exotic commodity that was brought back on our long journey home.
salt. Punt was the equivalent of El Dorado or Atlantis in more recent times. It was filled with many exotic goods that the Egyptians desired very much. Its location is best placed in modern Somalia. Frankincense was also among these valuables brought back to Egypt.
|During my reign I adopted several male adornments to make my transition into kingship more accepted. Statues depicted me as a pharaoh, I also wore male clothing, but what other 'decoration' did I wear to underline my kingship?
A false beard. Kara Cooney, an Egyptologist seen in a 2007 Discovery Channel documentary, "Secrets of Egypt's Lost Queen" surmised that not only did Hatshepsut wear a false beard and male clothing, but that she may also have gone without a top, exposing her breasts.
|It has been rumored that I had a secret, and also intimate affair, with a mere commoner. Incidentally, this man was also my royal steward and architect. Although there is no definitive proof of this, writings have been found of him proclaiming his pleasure to live to serve me. What is his name?|
Senenmut. It would sound like a terribly romantic story if their intimate relationship really existed.
|During my time in this world, it was rumored that I was grooming my only daughter to become a "prince", to take over for me after my reign. She was also stewarded by my grand architect. What is her name?|
Neferure. Later in life, Neferure served in high office and in the religious administration in ancient Egypt. She was also given the title "God's Wife of Amun", among others.
|Djeser-Djeseru is the mortuary temple I constructed during my reign, in which those who I ruled under may worship me. On what massive monastery is it built on?|
Deir el-Bahari. On the return journey from Punt, Hatshepsut brought back many myrrh trees to place inside her temple. Thutmose I, Thutmose II, and Thutmose III also had their bodies placed in the tombs of Deir el-Bahari.
|After my death, a few of my bodily remains were left behind in a small canopic box, among those being my liver and intestines. However, the deciding factor in identifying my body thousands of years into the future was another object. Through CT scans, scientists were able to uncover what other part?|
Tooth. Apparently it was a molar that matched with the "strong mummy" that Zahi Hawass uncovered in KV60, who was, incidentally, missing a molar and part of the root.
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