Religion of the Pharaohs, Study Guide

The NK & Hatshepsut part 2


Important names, terms, and concepts (terms are from readings or class last time)

Important names, terms, and concepts


"God's Wife of Amun"



temples (especially Karnak, Deir el-Bahri)

Amun (Amen in Cooney)

Hatshepsut and gender

Hatshepsut and religion

religion and power

Thutmosis IIIĀ 

Major themes of the NK:

Know these dates:

Discussion Questions

Read in Cooney:

What is the connection between religion and power in this section? How does Hatshepsut use religious ideology and religious institutions to consolidate her power?




What happens with Hatshepsut's gender? How does use gender to consolidate her authority?





What innovations to Egyptian religious traditions and political traditions does Hatshepsut make?






Bring to class questions you are interested in discussion.