Hatshepsut’s discovery made by Champollion

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The documentary starts out with describing Hatshepsut’s discovery made by Champollion. He uncovered a mystery when finding two cartouches on the wall-- One king that he already knew and another king he had never heard of, King Hatshepsut.

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Hatshepsuts discovery made by Champollion The documentary starts out with describing Hatshepsuts discovery made by Champollion. He uncovered a mystery when finding two cartouches on the wall-- One king that he already knew and another king he had never heard of, King Hatshepsut. What surprised Champollion the most was that in the cartouches, wherever there were two kings together, Hatshepsut was always in front of the other king, taking the place of honor. He then was even more surprised to discover that wherever there was a bearded pharoh, the verbs and nouns very feminine. This was all very confusing to Champollion, and he never figured it out. It took Egypt almost another 100 years to figure out that Being the daughter of King Thutmose I, Hatshepsut became the Queen of Egypt around the age of 12, when marrying her half- brother, Thutmose II. Thutmose II was the son of a min

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