Re: Hatshepsut's Lover

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Posted by Kate ( on April 15, 2003 at 21:36:35:

In Reply to: Hatshepsut's Lover posted by Jessica on August 09, 2002 at 18:47:12:

I think you are referring to Senenmut. But in fact it is highly unlikely that he was her lover. If this was so, Hatshepsut would probably have given him the role of being her vizier. The kings vizier was allowed to come into the throne room at any time even without permission. But this was not so. He was not given this role.
It needs to be noted that be noted
bachelorhood (not being married)was not a frequent choice among the Egyptians and one might suspect that Senenmut didn't like the idea of marriage, or he was homosexual, or he was a widower for most of his official life. However, it is pretty likely that Hatshepsut favoured Senenmut because she allowed him to inscribe his name wherever he wanted. She showed him great favour. She thought highly of him.

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