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Thread #59418 Message #2628081
Posted By: Janie
09-May-09 - 11:58 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Pretty interesting story, actually. Egyptologists for quite some time assumed she must have been the personification of the evil stepmother to warrant Thutmose III ordering so many of her images chiseled away, and destroying so many of her monuments. Turns out, none of this happened until 20 years after her death. Anything that portrayed her as a queen was left alone. ONly those things representing her as pharaoh were destroyed. Speculation now is that Thutmose III found that necessary to reinforce his own line of succession, since he was not actually descended from any of the lines of pharaohs.
I understand why he did it. He was a sweet kid and l always loved him, though I couldn't abide his mother.