- (Contributed!) ' ' : . The paragraph ;whicV- ias> Jately boe» published ih ; the japers^rstitinf.tha*. th» tombs of Queen Hatshipsu and.Thothme» in. had beeprdiß^yer^ir^^Uy %£7.v. to. convey to th'el'gdifl&rai reader, th« ide«» , .that we now^poßßess^ih^ / »^'»*l>.i a orl»l ••**! . mains of one of' the most,* ]remarkabU • women known to; hi'storyf.". - Hstshjtpwx |fty „&: a daughter of Thothmes I/, IJaiig w oriEgyp%, and according to the custom, of her tim* and race — a c'ußtom\no -.doubt ideyised with '-—> the idea of keeping the government in the - family — she married 'herlbrother Thotbmes H. She murdered "him ;atod seized <«• throne, which: she occupied for many years.- She wore men'* 'clothe* "and' com- - manded a fleet x>f ships'};.. wis' which she sailed down the Bfed S*», tuxd thence along - the south-east coaat c gffiafifilea ,aa ;far.' an Sofala, bringing back from,; thence^ spice trees which she planted iivh^r g»fd e a * fe Thebes. The incidents of th«.Toyage' \xt*'"' depicted and recorded pn the walls ,of ;tfie , great temple which ehe built at Deirjel Baliuri, and . among ~ihese there is ' the earliest picture' N aAd "-meirtkinV, pf the coco t palm. This, proves " th^tjt^e' expedition penetrated as far" south as i'Spfala, sita» that is the only part of Aftica in. which the coco palm grows^ having no . doubt < , sprung originally, ffonv^uts', carried, from the Pacific or Ceylon by the great -equatorial current generated hf " the ''traldfr', -» winds. Hatshipsu leftr no children, and I was succeeded by her. brother Thothmes III:, who evidently disapproved of her ' usurpation of the crown, since he had her name erased from . aft , and monuments erected by, her, and'subsfi1 tuted his own, so as to make it appear that the incidents had; occurred during his reign. The obelisk .called "Cleopatra's . Needle/ which now otands. on the Tham«s .. 'embankment? in London,- was ; erected .by 1 her, and the hieroglyphics ttn -it record « great part of the events of her - ifaigti. ' Thothmes' 111. was a great warrior, 'who .overran the Holy Land, .and conquered. Assyria, as well as- countries south }, of Egypt, though there -is no , mention, of these wars in the Bible aS occurring about ' the time of Abraham.. In fact the! Btse is constantly silent . on such j suhjecist Palestine lay between Assyria and Egypt, and was claimed by both, so that it was a continual scene 'of strife between; .them for many centuries. The Old T^a%n? gives one the idea that Judah and* lwaw" were independent kingdoms, bat we find from the Egyptian and 'Assyrian records that'they were not bo' for .-aaay, but';wW« always tributory to the one.power or the other, whichever happened to have for ;th» time the upper hand. ~ W.e* also- find that they were much sma^er than; represented, and that many places whiph appear in tns ; Bible as parts of th^jkX^u^rdbm« ." had actually separate idng^^ojr^eTr-'own. v'lt was their leaning te\w4s^Eg^pt. which caused 'the Jews and Israelites to ! be^ at last carried away captives- to -other., xouiitries by the Assyrians Babylonian*, t
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