Recently, archeologists found the body of Richard III, the infamous king of England, underneath a parking lot. Yes, a parking lot.
Why am I telling you this?
The burial of powerful rulers isn’t always proportionate to their actual power.
Hatshepsut is one of the most intriguing figures in history. She built great temples, led a great empire, and circumvented centuries of tradition and belief with startling effectiveness. And yet, her own people worked diligently to wipe her from their collective memory.
Today, you will watch a video about this incredible woman. Your goal is to organize your notes around the following guiding questions. Point form will suffice. I will be checking your notebook on Monday, so be ready.
- What is Hatshepsut’s legacy?
- Can a leader wiped from history by her own people really be considered great?
- Are Hatshepsut’s tremendous accomplishments during her rule sufficient to prove her greatness?