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Queen Hatshepsut

Queen Hatshepsut

Queen Hatshepsut

Information About Queen Hatshepsut | Ancient Egypt Pharaohs

Who is Queen Hatshepsut?

Queen Hatshepsut one of the greatest Queens and the first to rule ancient Egypt, she was the fifth pharaohs of the 18th dynasty, Hatshepsut was born in 1508 BC to King Thutmose I and his wife Queen Ahmose, her grandfather was King Ahmose, Hatshepsut name means “Foremost of Noble Women”. She ruled beside her father, she learned much from her father so she can be the Queen after him, she was the elder daughter of her father Thutmose I, but ancient Egyptian has rejected the idea of women ruling them.

How She Got The Throne of Egypt?

Queen Hatshepsut period started when she married her half-brother Thutmose II and become the Queen in 1492 BC, he was son of Thutmose I from minor wife lady Mutnofret, he was a weak man with poor health, Hatshepsut ruled Egypt in the name of the King while she was his wife, Hatshepsut had only one daughter from her husband Thutmose II Neferu-Ra, she was elevated to be God’s wife of Amun, the second highest position for women in ancient Egypt after the Queen, Hatshepsut was preparing herself to be the pharaoh after her husband died, after Thutmose II death, the Egyptian traditions rejected the idea of the women ruling them as a Queen, they made Thutmose III the king and Hatshepsut ruled as regent to her step-son, Thutmose III son of Thutmose II from his lesser wife Isis, Hatshepsut had an influential supporters including Senenmut her chief minister, that helped her to be the pharaoh of all Egypt with full authority of pharaoh, she was ruled by male pharaohs, she order to be portrayed with a beard and muscles, and appeared in traditional female regalia.

Egypt Under Rule of Queen Hatshepsut

Queen Hatshepsut era was known as peaceful and made friendships with neighbors countries using trade. She was interested in building the great ships to use it in trade, she sent many of the seaborne trading expeditions to punt and to the Atlantic Ocean, and it was back with gold, baboons, myrrh, ebony, wild animals and animal skins. She sends many of military campaigns to Syria and Nubia, it’s only disciplinary campaigns, she made her step-son Thutmose III a leader to many of this campaigns, after she learns him martial arts and managing the affairs of the country, she married him to her daughter Neferu-Ra, she protect her and give her title of God’s wife of Amun.

Works of Queen Hatshepsut

Queen Hatshepsut started ambitious building projects like all Egyptian Pharaohs, she ordered to build a temple at Deir El-Bahri, it’s considered of the beautiful temples in the world which was in charge of her chief minister Senenmut, the tourists in Egypt prefer to visit this historical place during their trip to Egypt, this temple decorated with her great works and honor the gods, she added her works in El-Karnak temple where she remodeled hypostyle hall of her father and added two Obelisks.

She resizes here father’s tomb to lie together

She died in 1458 BC while she was in her mid-40s; she was buried with her father in The Valley of the Kings.

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General Tips:

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound.

Friday and Saturday are the official holidays in Egypt.

Keep a tour Guide by your side to fully enjoy your time in Egypt.

Try “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, and “Koshary”.

Buy a local SIM card so you can call anyone you want.

Quality Measures:

Professional Egyptologist Tour Guides.

Modern Air-Conditioned Vehicles.

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Entrance Fees to All Sites that Mentioned at the Itinerary.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The entire country of Egypt deserve to be seen with its every heavenly detail but there are places that must be seen such as the breathtaking Hurghada's red sea, The wonders of Cairo the pyramids of Giza, the great sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili, the wonders of Luxor like Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Hatshepsut temple and the wonders of Aswan like Abu Simbel temples, Philea temple, Unfinished obelisk and The Wonders of Alexandria like Qaitbat Citadel, Pompey's Pillar and Alexandria Library. Read More About the Best Places to Visit in Egypt

If you want to apply for a Visa On Arrival that lasts for 30 days then you should be one of the eligible countries, have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining and pay 25$ USD in cash, as for the E-Visa for 30 day you should have a valid passport for at least 8 months, complete the online application, pay the e-visa fee then print the e-visa to later be presented to the airport border guard. You could also be one of the lucky ones who can obtain a free visa for 90 days. Read More About Egypt Travel Visa.

Egypt has a variety of delicious cuisines but we recommend “Ful & Ta’meya (Fava Beans and Falafel)”, Mulukhiya, “Koshary”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish, and Kebab & Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish.

The best time to travel to Egypt is during the winter from September to April as the climate becomes a bit tropical accompanied by a magical atmosphere of warm weather with a winter breeze. You will be notified in the week of your trip if the weather is unsafe and if any changes have been made.

You should pack everything you could ever need and but in a small bag so you could move easily between your destinations.

We have been creating the finest vacations for more than 10 years around the most majestic destinations in Egypt. Our staff consists of the best operators, guides and drivers who dedicate all of their time & effort make you have the perfect vacation. All of our tours are customized by Travel, Financial & Time consultants to fit your every possible need during your vacation. It doesn't go without saying that your safety and comfort are our main concern priority and all of our resources will be directed to provide the best atmosphere until you return home.

You will feel safe in Egypt as the current atmosphere of the country is quite peaceful after the government took powerful measures like restructuring the entire tourist police to include all the important and tourist attractions in Egypt. Read More

Wear whatever feels right and comfortable. It is advised to wear something light, sunblock during your time in Egypt in the summer and wear comfortable footwear like a closed-toe shoe to sustain the terrain of Egypt.

The best activity is by far boarding a Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan or Vise Versa. Witness the beauty of Egypt from a hot balloon or a plane and try all the delicious Egyptian cuisines and drinks plus shopping in old Cairo. Explore the allure and wonders of the red sea in the magical city resorts of Egypt like Hurghada and many more by diving and snorkeling in the marine life or Hurghada. Behold the mesmerizing western desert by a safari trip under the heavenly Egyptian skies.

There are a lot of public holidays in Egypt too many to count either religious or nation, the most important festivals are the holy month of Ramadan which ends with Eid Al Fitr, Christmas and new years eve. Read More

Egypt is considered to be one of the most liberal Islamic countries but it has become a little bit conservative in the last couple of decades so it is advised to avoid showing your chest, shoulders or legs below the knees.

Arabic is the official language and Most Egyptians, who live in the cities, speak or understand English or at least some English words or phrases. Fewer Egyptians can speak French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Professional tour guides, who work in the tourism sector, are equipped to handle visitors who cannot speak Arabic and they will speak enough English and other languages to fulfill the needs of all our clients.

The fastest way is a car, of course, a taxi. If you are in Cairo ride a white taxi to move faster or you could board the fastest way of transportation in Egypt metro if the roads are in rush hour.

The temperature in Egypt ranges from 37c to 14 c. Summer in Egypt is somehow hot and winter is cool and mild but sometimes it becomes cold at night. The average of low temperatures vary from 9.5 °C in the wintertime to 23 °C in the summertime and average high temperatures vary from 17 °C in the wintertime to 32 °C in the summertime. The temperature is moderate all along the coasts.

It is the home of everything a traveler might be looking for from amazing historical sites dating to more than 4000 years to enchanting city resorts & beaches. You will live the vacation you deserve as Egypt has everything you could possibly imagine.

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