Michelle met with arts luminaries in the gallery in the Egyptian wing named for Hatshepsut, the woman who ruled as pharaoh.
In the valley of the Nile there was erected a temple to Queen Hatshepsut.
Hatshepsut placed two splendid obelisks between the Pylons IV.
Hatshepsut had inherited her father's great ability and tireless energy; the son was weak and purposeless.
Certain it is that Queen Hatshepsut rallied sufficiently from the shock of his death to reign for many years.
But Queen Hatshepsut's purpose was only half fulfilled as yet.
All went to the temple where Queen Hatshepsut made offerings to Amon, and then the myrrh trees were planted before his temple.
Queen Hatshepsut has left other memorials of her greatness besides the temple with its story of her voyage.
In addition to new structures, Queen Hatshepsut repaired temples fallen in decay.
But these two great obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut were 98½ feet high, and weighed about 350 tons apiece.