Hatshepsut (image 1), was born in 1508 BCE and she is one of the most well known Pharaoh in the history. She was the first female to take over the reign in a male ruled civilization. She lived in the 18th dynasty, …show more content…
As rulers, there are only three female Pharaohs in the whole ancient Egypt and Hatshepsut was the first one, though the most known is Cleopatra. “Hatshepsut offers us no explanation for her unprecedented assumption of power. It seems that there was no opposition to her elevation, although, of course, it is very unlikely that any such opposition would have been recorded” (Tyldesley, 96). In this book, it also presents a sentence from her tomb that was translated “I have never slumbered as one forgetful, but have made strong what was decayed. I have raised up what was dismembered, even from the first time when the Asiatics were in Avaris of the North Land, with roving hordes in the midst of them overthrowing what had been made; they ruled without Re… I have banished the abominations of the gods, and the earth has removed their footprints” (Tyldesley, 100).
Assignment 4.1: Plans and Sections
Hatshepsut’s Temple at Deir el-Bahari was designed in the traditional Egyptian architecture. As sacred temples in ancient architecture, Djeser-Djeseru was designed in an axial procession where as a person proceeds into the space it starts to get smaller and more private. Also this building has a representation of contraction and expansion while walking throughout the building; one example is the how the ramp narrows down, while ending up in an open and wide