The Pharaoh of ancient Egypt who was not Egyptian

The Pharaoh of ancient Egypt who was not Egyptian


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Ancient Egypt continues to be the protagonist of the mysteries
For many people, including Egyptologists, the Pharaohs are part of the chain of mysteries that hides ancient Egypt. In addition to the pyramids of Egypt, the Pharaohs generate a sense of wonder and concern among the world’s population. Egyptian culture is fascinating and disturbing simultaneously, but it is precisely these two aspects that make Egypt a large and striking territory. The Pharaohs had to fulfill certain qualities and had much power, but there is something disturbing about all this: The throne was only occupied by men.

Was it some kind of contempt for the woman? In fact, no, they were quite accepted in ancient Egypt and even had almost the same line of power as Pharaoh, the only limitation being that they could not be called “Pharaohs” but rather queens or princesses, daughters or wives of Pharaoh. However, there are reports and indications that some of these women were not Egyptian and were therefore partially disowned, including Cleopatra. To the ancient Egyptians, Cleopatra was from Greece and did not deserve to be called “Queen”. Studies confirmed that her parents were from Greece, but she was born in Egypt.

The Pharaoh of ancient Egypt who was repudiated by her people
Few will know the history of Hatshepsut and this is really understandable, after all, his name was erased from the entire list of Egyptian kings and his statuettes were destroyed by both his stepson and the Egyptian population. It turns out that once the Pharaoh died, Hatshepsut took the throne because his stepson was too young to begin to rule Egypt, she was the only woman who remained on the throne for so long, it is said that she adopted the physique of a man so that she could be taken as a real Pharaoh and not as a common queen.