Queen Hatshepsut from Egypt was a woman, so why is she buried in the Valley of Kings?
She was a Pharaoh partly as a result of acting as a regent would nowadays. Being a female and a ruler were not really compatible, so in effect she was regarded as an honorary man: she is often depicted with a beard. There were many female rulers, but Hatshepsut is the best known and her Mortuary Temple is one of the most significant monuments at Luxor. The term Valley of the Kings is entirely modern, and not very accurate. As a Pharaoh she was entitled to a royal burial which is why she is in the Theban necropolis, aka the Valley of the Kings, with her father Thutmose.
She was PHARAOH. Pharaohs could be buried in the Valley of the Kings, gender not an issue. The Valley of the Kings is where pharaohs, male or the rare female, and their families could be buried.There were very few female pharaohs, by the way, a rarely inherited or appointed position for a female.
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This article may help. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatshepsut But the word 'Kings' is really a generic one. It could easily translate as Valley of the Rulers. It's not that she insisted on being portrayed as a man - she was often portrayed in a very feminine way. But the beards were ceremonial and even very young males used false beards. See the section in the article entitled 'Official Lauding'. And by the way, the words are spelled pharaoh, and females (plurals don't take apostrophes).
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Hatshepsut dresses as pharoah whilst she ruled she ruled instead of her either stepson or younger relative who was too young too rule
Egyptian civilisation is fascinating. How wonderful that your mother was able to tour the ruins of this ancient land. Cheers!
There is no valley of queens, she wore a false beard and behaved like a man to win approval.