Hatshepsut was unique in history, not because she ruled Egypt though she was a woman -- several other women did so before and after -- but because she took on the full identify of a male pharaoh, and because she presided over a long period of stability and prosperity. Most female rulers in Egypt had short reigns in turbulent times. Hatshepsut"s building program resulted in many beautiful temples, statues, tombs, and inscriptions. Her travel to the Land of Punt showed her contribution to trade and commerce.
The Temple of Hatshepsut, built at Deir el-Bahri by the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, was part of the extensive building program she engaged in during her rule.
Statue of Thutmose III, known as the Napoleon of Egypt. It is probably this king who removed Hatshepsut"s images from temples and tombs after her death.