Obelisk at Temple of Karnak by Nancy Richard

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This may be Hatshepsut’s obelisk at the Temple of Karnak/Amun in Egypt. Obelisks were chiseled out of stone from a quarry in Aswan. Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh, and and considered the first great woman in recorded history. She was one of the greatest rulers in Egypt, ruling from 1479 – 1457 BC.

As regent for her young nephew, heir to the throne, she became infused with power. Her ambitions prompted her to fasten the traditional pharaoh’s beard to her person. After her death, her nephew, Thutmose III (known as the Napoleon of Egypt) and others attempted to destroy all statues and references her life. They failed in this attempt leaving enough evidence to her reign as being one of the greatest in Egypt.

While other pharaohs built temples and pyramids of power, her temple is gracefully subdued, different, and considered one of the most beautiful in Egypt.

I am deeply concerned about environment, wildlife, and animal welfare, feeling a strong commitment to leaving the planet in better shape for new generations. Therefore, I support a number of charities that reflect those interests.

I have a degree in English and Library Science, but if I had my life to live over, I would have loved to have been a photographer, writer, and/or National Park ranger.

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  • Poete100
    Poete100over 1 year ago

    Interesting history there Nancy…glad you posted it and added that info…I love knowing that stuff…

  • Thanks, Lorraine. I had to do some research. I used to know all that, but I’ve forgotten a lot.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you, my friend !

    – Nancy Richard

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