Pieced together from dozens of works of art and hieroglyphic texts carved between 1479 and 1458 B.C., the story of Hatshepsut, the princess who was crowned as a king, reads like a Shakespearean plot.
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The Egyptian princess who was king
The Egyptian princess who was king
The Egyptian princess who was king

Pieced together from dozens of works of art and hieroglyphic texts carved between 1479 and 1458 B.C., the story of Hatshepsut, the princess who was crowned as a king, reads like a Shakespearean plot. It is the subject of an admirable show on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until July 9, punctuated by some of the most breathtaking masterpieces of Egyptian art.

Pieced together from dozens of works of art and hieroglyphic texts carved between 1479 and 1458 B.C., the story of Hatshepsut, the princess who was crowned as a king, reads like a Shakespearean plot. It is the subject of an admirable show on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until July 9, punctuated by some of the most breathtaking masterpieces of Egyptian art.

Few apart from Egyptologists had heard the name "Hatshepsut," which narrowly escaped erasure from history when systematic havoc was wreaked about 20 years after her death on the statues immortalizing her strikingly beautiful features.

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