Friday, December 14, 2012

Hatshepsut in Syria

This rather nice little Egyptian scarab was found at Ugarit, and is now hopefully still) in the National Museum in Damascus.

What makes it unusual is that it was found in Syria, and an inscription on the underside is inscribed Hatshepsut.

Although we know that Hatshepsut, one of the earlier women warriors, led her army in southern Egypt, her armies in Syria were led by Thutmose III.

(source)

2 comments:

Judith Weingarten said...

The source says that the scarab is inscribed in Egyptian Hieroglyphic: "the fifth queen from the 18th family, Hatshepsut"

Surely not. Who was counting?

Dorothy King said...

I did wonder about that ...

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