Hatshepsut (1507–1458 BCE) was a successful, long-reigning pharaoh of Egypt. During her 20+ years rule, Egypt flourished. She ruled peacefully and focused on trade rather than war. Hatshepsut erected buildings, monuments, and temples. Someone tried to erase her from history.
1. TED-Ed Full Lesson: The Pharaoh That Wouldn’t Be Forgotten
2. Smithsonian Article: “The Queen Who Would Be a King“
3. Live Science Article: “Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh ”
*All Images via Wikimedia Commons including Hapshepsut’s image on the biography sketch picture