Episode 66: An Awkward Transition

After a long life, and an accomplished reign, Maat-ka-Re Hatshepsut dies in 1473 BCE, regnal year 22 of Thutmose III.

To wrap up her story, we review her legacy, thank a few men and women that helped her in life, and touch on the strange absence of her tomb. Do we have her mummy? We explore that, too.

Bibliography: Kara Cooney, The Woman Who Would Be King, 2014; Peter F. Dorman, The Monuments of Senenmut, 1988; Richard A. Gabriel, Thutmose III: A Military Biography, 2009; Alan R. Schulman, "Some Remarks on the Alleged "Fall" of Senenmut," JARCE 8 (1969); Filip Taterka, "Hatshepsut and Senenmut or the Secret Affairs of the Egyptian State," in D. Lewandowska et al (eds.), Cupido Dominandi (2015); Betsy M. Bryan et al (eds.), Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut (2014).