Hatshepsut wore a fake beard.


Hatshepsut wore a fake beard
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Hatshepsut was the first female Pharaoh of Kemet, serving as regent for her nephew, Thutmose III, before deciding to take the throne for herself. She dropped her female titles and dressed like a king, wearing the king’s traditional robes and even putting on a fake beard.



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