Due for Class
Read: The Birth of Hatshepsut
- This is the reading to use for your pre-class response.
- Read the text carefully, all the way through.
- Then, follow the instructions in the pre-class responses section of the Assessments page. (Linked below.)
- Your quote should be from the black portion of the text, not from the blue Prof's Notes.
All Students: Pre-Class Response Due
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Agenda for Class
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Discussion: Birth of Hatshepsut
- According to this text, why does Hatshepsut have a right to rule Egypt (despite the existence of a ruler already - Thutmose III)?
- This text is partly describing why Hatshepsut is a good pharaoh. What characteristics and statements in the text prove that she is a good ruler for Egypt?
- How would you describe the relationship(s) between deities and humans in this text?
- Who do you think is the audience for this text? Who is Hatshepsut trying to convince that she is the rightful ruler? (The answer isn’t in the text - you’ll need to use your powers of deduction)
Thumbnail Image: The Weighing of the Heart, from a Book of the Dead (British Museum)