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"[T]he god's wife Hatshepsut executed the affairs of the Two Lands according to her counsels. Egypt worked for her, head bowed . . ."

–a government official during Hatshepsut's reign, from "The 18th Dynasty Before the Amarna Period," by Betsy M. Bryan, in The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

Read the quote from the primary source. What was it about Hatshepsut that made her an extraordinary pharaoh?

A.
She united Upper and Lower Egypt.

B.
She was the wife of a god.

C.
She was a female pharaoh.

D.
She built the largest pyramid.

My answer is C, is that right?

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  1. C is true, but it's not mentioned in the quotation.

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  2. Follow directions! Re-read this primary source:
    "[T]he god's wife Hatshepsut executed the affairs of the Two Lands according to her counsels. Egypt worked for her, head bowed . . ."

    Choose your answer based ONLY on what was written in that primary source.

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  3. Oh, would it be B, she was the wife of a God?

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  4. Yes. B.

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