Definitions for "Hatshepsut"
Ruler in the Eighteenth Dynasty earlier than Akhenaten. Links: Hatshepsut.
The famous queen of the mortuary temple at Deir El-Bahari. Attained power through her husband Tuthmosis II, and her father Tuthmosis I. She sent expeditions to Punt and ordered some major constructions in Thebes. Ruled for approximately 20 years.
Queen of New Kingdom Egypt from 1479 to 1458 B.C., first alongside her half-brother, Thutmosis II (who became her husband), and then alongside her nephew, Thutmosis III. A great builder and leader, she is often thought of as Egypt's greatest woman ruler.