Photo: Egyptian "Female King" Gets Royal Treatment



A red granite statue of Egypt's female ruler Hatshepsut shows her wearing a king's head cloth. The figure was carved during the early 18th dynasty, sometime between 1479 and 1458 B.C. It is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City as part of a traveling exhibition of artifacts from Hatshepsut's reign.


Photograph by Peter Jan Bomhof and Anneke de Kemp, courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art


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