The New Kingdom
By: Harrison Mullen, Owen Medrano, and Dimitri Pezaris
First Female Pharaoh?!
We have been having some nice weather recently. Nice clear skies, but also very hot. We will be expecting this for the next few days or so. Although, we are expecting thunderstorms in a week. Sorry kids, no playing outside then. The weather should clear up after those few thunderstorms.
Hatshepsut has now commissioned, 50 buildings and shrines. This is a massive amount and is a new record. She has already created her own tomb. One of the buildings she had created was her massive temple on the other side of the Valley of the Kings. Although this is an enormous amount she has done it in less than 10 years.
More About Thutmose II's Death
Thutmose II's death, was it staged or not? Thutmose II died in 1479 B.C. Thutmose II had a son, but he was way to young to be pharaoh. The only option to take over was Hatshepsut. Her dad, Thutmose I, promised her that she would be pharaoh after him. Was Hatshepsut jealous about Thutmose reigning instead of her? Could she be the reason for Thutmose II mysterious death?
Ahmose, our beloved king, started the eighteenth dynasty. He became the first pharaoh in the eighteenth dynasty in 1539 B.C. His dad Kamos conquered the Hyksos to regain power of Egypt. While doing that he was successful, but he died before they finished them off. So, Ahmose had to lead the Egyptians to victory!!