Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt
Medium : Digital Painting
Software : KritaThis representation is based upon her famous bust found by archeologists in 1912. In her time, we was believed to be the most beautiful woman in the world :)
A short list of Egyptian queens who were actually Egyptian so y’all motherfuckers can stop arguing about Cleopatra’s ethnicity. (Seriously. Stop arguing about it. She was Greek. Get the fuck over it.)
history meme | [3/9] kings/queens: hatshepsut
Hatshepsut was the oldest daughter of Thutmose and his Great Royal Wife, Queen Ahmose. But Thutmose also had a son by another queen, and this son, Thutmose II, inherited the crown when his father died. Thutmose II and Hatshepsut married, producing one daughter; a minor wife, Isis, would give Thutmose the male heir that Hatshepsut was unable to provide.
Thutmose II did not rule for long, and when he was ushered into the afterlife, his heir, Thutmose III, was still a young boy. Hatshepsut assumed effective control as the young pharaoh’s queen regent.
At first, Hatshepsut acted on her stepson’s behalf, careful to respect the conventions under which previous queens had handled political affairs while juvenile offspring learned the ropes. But before long, signs emerged that Hatshepsut’s regency would be different. Early reliefs show her performing kingly functions such as making offerings to the gods and ordering up obelisks from red granite quarries at Aswan. After just a few years she had assumed the role of “king” of Egypt, supreme power in the land. Her stepson—who by then may have been fully capable of assuming the throne—was relegated to second-in-command. Hatshepsut proceeded to rule for a total of 21 years. [x]
As pharaoh, Hatshepsut established trade networks that had previously been disrupted, thereby building the wealth of her dynasty. She funded and oversaw the preparations for a mission to the Land of Punt (most likely south-east of Egypt), from which live myrrh trees were carefully transported to Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple in Deir el-Bahari.
Many Egyptologists have claimed that her foreign policy was mainly peaceful, however there is evidence that she led successful campaigns in Syria, the Levant, and Nubia.
[artwork by raipun]
And all his French-Colombian hotness!
Lets do an experiment: reblog if you would feel safer hanging out with trans women (regardless of what genitals they currently posses) than Cis women who are transphobic and deny trans women’s obvious womanhood.
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