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Female Pharaohs

The Pharaohs - The People

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Pharaoh Hatshepsut

Probably the best known Female Pharaoh, she was the daughter of a Pharaoh, the wife of a Pharaoh, the co-Regent of a Pharaoh and then became Pharaoh herself. Click on the image to meet the woman who sent an expedition to Punt, rebuilt the Precint of Mut at Karnak Temple and erected the largest still standing Obelisk in Egypt today.

Pharaoh Twosret

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Pharaoh Cleopatra VII

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Female Ptolemies

The Female Ptolemies ruled alongisde their male counterparts and were just as ruthless as the men. Stabbings, Beheadings, poisonings and enforced marriages and divorces! Click on the Image to visit the lives of these women. 

Pharaoh Merneith

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Pharaoh Sobekneferu

She married her half-brother, Pharaoh Amenemhat IV, but he died heirless. This left Pharaoh Sobekneferu with little option but to assume the role of Pharaoh. She ruled for approx. 4 years but did not remarry and subsequently had no heir herself. Click on the Image to learn more!

Pharaoh Khentkaus

A 4th Dynasty Queen, she married her  brother, Pharaoh Shepseskaf. When he died she married Pharaoh Userkaf, the founder of the 5th Dynasty. Her son probably became Pharaoh Sahure. At some point in her life, she took the Title of Pharaoh herself. Click on the Image to learn more!