Remember when Trey parker and Matt stone went to the oscars in dresses and whenever anyone asked about it they would avoid the question with ‘it’s such a magical evening and everyone just looks so spectacular we’re glad to be a part of it all’ and they were on Acid the whole time.
history meme | [3/9] kings/queens: hatshepsut
Hatshepsut was the oldest daughter of Thutmose and his Great Royal Wife, Queen Ahmose. But Thutmose also had a son by another queen, and this son, Thutmose II, inherited the crown when his father died. Thutmose II and Hatshepsut married, producing one daughter; a minor wife, Isis, would give Thutmose the male heir that Hatshepsut was unable to provide.
Thutmose II did not rule for long, and when he was ushered into the afterlife, his heir, Thutmose III, was still a young boy. Hatshepsut assumed effective control as the young pharaoh’s queen regent.
At first, Hatshepsut acted on her stepson’s behalf, careful to respect the conventions under which previous queens had handled political affairs while juvenile offspring learned the ropes. But before long, signs emerged that Hatshepsut’s regency would be different. Early reliefs show her performing kingly functions such as making offerings to the gods and ordering up obelisks from red granite quarries at Aswan. After just a few years she had assumed the role of “king” of Egypt, supreme power in the land. Her stepson—who by then may have been fully capable of assuming the throne—was relegated to second-in-command. Hatshepsut proceeded to rule for a total of 21 years. [x]
As pharaoh, Hatshepsut established trade networks that had previously been disrupted, thereby building the wealth of her dynasty. She funded and oversaw the preparations for a mission to the Land of Punt (most likely south-east of Egypt), from which live myrrh trees were carefully transported to Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple in Deir el-Bahari.
Many Egyptologists have claimed that her foreign policy was mainly peaceful, however there is evidence that she led successful campaigns in Syria, the Levant, and Nubia.
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Sept. 17, 1849: Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery
On this day in 1849, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. She escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced her to turn back with them after they had second thoughts.
Tubman ran away again shortly afterward without her brothers, this time successfully, using the Underground Railroad as her escape route to the North.
The Underground Railroad was a lifeline for slaves escaping to freedom, and Harriet Tubman became undoubtedly one of its most famous “conductors.”
Photo: Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, standing with hands on back of a chair between ca. 1860 and 1875 (Library of Congress)
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part II)
The St Louis County Council meeting was a fiery afar, as residents from across the county demanded Darren Wilson’s arrest, answers for Mike Brown’s death, and expressed frustration at their own police force being turned on them like they were enemies of the state. #staywoke #farfromover
u know what the worst thing about being a girl is… is when another girl asks u for a hair tie, but its ur last one, but u can’t say u don’t have one because she knows its on ur wrist, so u give it to her, and then she says “oh i’ll give it back!” knowing damn well she won’t, and u sit there sad because now you have to go buy another pack of hair ties that u know ur gonna lose by the end of the month