I had learned through PBS a few years back that there had been a female Pharaoh in Egypt. Her name was Queen Hatshepsut. She reigned for 21 years. Once she died, great efforts were made to erase her from history by destroying anything that mentioned her. Hieroglyphs were chiseled clean of her name.
Egypt has just confirmed that they have identified a mummy as being Queen Hatshepsut. There was great excitement and intrigue about this unique person in Egyptian history.
Do you know what ABC used as their quote from Dr. Zahi Hawass in their nightly news program?
"Well, she wasn't a pretty woman.."
um...OK...thanks for that scientific and cultural insight