Hatshepsut: She Who Would Be King
Ancient • 29m
Hatshepsut – whose name means “foremost of noblewomen” – was an exceptional figure in the history of Ancient Egypt. Only the second woman in history to assume the title of pharaoh, during her reign she oversaw the building of monumental temples, established trade connections with far away African powers and oversaw extended periods of peace. Hatshepsut's legacy in the history of Ancient Egypt is remarkable and the fact that her story has been largely-forgotten is one of the great tragedys of antiquity. This documentary aims to set the record straight. Featuring Kara Cooney, Monica Hanna and Lucia Gahlin, it shines a light on the life of one of ancient Egypt's most extraordinary rulers. Produced by Iris Gibson and Mark Bowsher.
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