Mummy of Queen Hatshepsut
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Hatshepsut
Age 50 years old
Sex female
Status Pharaoh of Egypt
Height 150cm
Culture ancient Egypt
Date(s) 15th century B.C.
Site Valley of the Kings
Current Location
Location Cairo Museum, Egypt
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Hatshepsut, the female Pharaoh of Egypt, had several health issues, including bone cancer which ultimately lead to her death. Her mummy was found in 2007 in the Valley of the Kings by Dr. Zahi Hawass, the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo


A throne was already in the process of being built for Hatshepsut when she was the Great Royal Wife of Thutmose II, prior to being pharaoh. However, after becoming pharaoh, a new tomb was built which was more befitting of a pharaoh. An extension was added onto her father's, Thutmose I, tomb. Hatshepsut was buried alongside her father in the Valley of Kings, a famous valley where the powerful nobles of Egypt are buried.




It was believed that the carcinogenic lotion used to treat her skin disease was the cause of Hatshepsut's fatal bone cancer. She also suffered from diabetes, as a result of being overweight, and had rotten teeth at her time of death.

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