Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, the daughter of Tuthmosis I and his wife Ahmose. She married her half-brother, Tuthmosis II, the son of a lesser wife of Tuthmosis I. When her husband died after ruling only a short period, and was succeeded by his young son Tuthmosis III by a lesser wife, Hatshepsut became regent. She quickly adopted the titulary of a pharaoh and was depicted as a man. She played the dominant role in the official coregency, even after Tuthmosis III came of age. The government of the country was run by several of her favourites, such as Senenmut, the guardian of her daughter Neferure. Only after her death did Tuthmosis III rule alone. Late in his reign he attempted to eradicate Hatshepsut's memory by destroying representations of her and cartouches with her name. Hatshepsut organised an expedition to Punt which brought back all kinds of products to Egypt, such as ivory, fragrant products such as myrrh and incense, animals, plants and even entire trees. A depiction of this may be seen in her mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahari. Her tomb is located in the Valley of the Kings, but appears never to have been used.