Hatshepsut was the daughter of Pharaoh Thutmose I (a commoner and 3rd ruler of the 18th Dynasty) and Queen Ahmoes Nefertari. She was born in 1503 BCE (Before Common Era). Hatshepsut received her sovereign rights by right of maternal descent from the 12th Dynasty Queen Nefertari (Neferteti), who supposedly was the true daughter of the god Amun.
~ Thutmose was able to rule because his wife was a descendant of the god and it had become tradition that one could only rule Egypt if they were the descendant of Ra or Amun or if they were married to one.
bel, i would be careful not to use this Angelfire site
as a source anymore.
You may want to do a little more research on the family tree of the 18th dynasty as well as the 12th. Your info does not make sense to me.
Ahmose Nefertari was not Hatshepsuts mother..she was her Great Grandmother, and certainly not the wife of Thutmose I.
Ahmose I (founder of 18th dyn) married Ahmose Nefertari (they were brother and sister). Two of their children were Ahhotep II (female) and Amenhotep I, who married each other. Amenhotep would on to become pharaoh.
Thutmosis I was born a commoner from a woman named Semiseneb (Sensenb) and an unknown father. Thutmosis I was a military leader under Amenhotep I. He would go on to marry Ahmose who was either the daughter or sister of Amenhotep I, and eventually take over as pharaoh upon the death of Amenhotep I. Ahmose bore him a child named Hatshepsut. Thutmosis also had a secondary wife named Mutnofret, believed to be the sister of Ahmose, who bore him a son, Thutmosis II. Apparantly both queens held the title Nsw sa.t (King's Daughter).
Thusmoses II and Hatshepsut (half brother/sister) married but it was a secondary wife by the name of Isis that bor him a child named Thutmosis III...and we know what happened from there.
bel, there was no Queen named Neferatari or Neferteti in the 12th dynasty. Besides that would be like a 400+ year time span from 12th to Hatshepsuts birth.
The mother of the Amenemhat I, the founder of the 12th dynasty, was named Nefert (Nofret) who was from Ta-Seti (Nubia).
Amenemhat I had a wife named Nefru-Tatenen.
Their son Senwosret I had a wife named Nefert.
I have read somehwere that Senusert II (or III) had a daughter named Hatshepsut. Perhaps there is confusion between the queens names of the 12th dynasty and the maternal descent of the supposed daughter of Senusert II (or III) ??