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The Seated Statue Of Hatshepsut

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The Seated Statue of Hatshepsut made for indurated limestone stands 76 and ¾ inches tall. Limestone is a hard sedimentary rock, composed mainly of calcium or dolomite. Limestone can be found in soft forms making it very easy to sculpt. The statue depicts Hatshepsut, the most successful female ruler of ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut declared herself Pharaoh reigning as a male from 1479-1458 B.C. During Hatshepsut reign, Egypt became a world power with arts flourishing, prosperity and peace. Hatshepsut gained wealth for her nation by establishing trade routes that had been disrupted during the Hyksos occupation of Egypt. The most proud accomplishment of the Pharaoh was her expedition sent into the land of Punt, thought to be modern day Somalia. The

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