Lost female Pharaoh found

It's the long lost mummy of one of Egypt's most famous rulers. Egyptian antiquities chief Zahi Hawass says he's identified the remains of Hatshepsut, a powerful female pharaoh who usurped the throne of her stepson in the 15th century b.c. and wore a fake beard and male clothing. The mummy appears to have had diabetes and died from cancer at about 50.

Since it was taboo for a woman to rule ancient Egypt, Hatshepsut portrayed herself as male and initiated building projects, expeditions, and other kingly activities. Some wall carvings depict her as severely overweight. Although Hatshepsut's royal tomb was discovered by the legendary explorer Howard Carter in 1903, her mummy was not inside it and had probably been moved in antiquity to thwart vandalism.

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