Hatshepsut's Myrrh Tree

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According to, When Women Ruled the World, by Kara Cooney, Hatshepsut was remarkably the first and only female king. She did not rule next to a husband in a queen’s role , nor next to a brother. She was the female pharaoh who ruled as a king with unprecedented political power.

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Thanks for this additional context. The story of Hatshepsut is fascinating. About a year ago, researchers pieced together two stone fragments to reveal an ancient depiction of her!

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Yup! I referenced her book quite frequently while writing this article. :slight_smile: It’s my favorite book on her (I cite it too) by far. Dr. Cooney is marvelous.