Damnatio Memoriae: The damnation of memory. An act that occurs throughout history over multiple rulers and other icons and temples.
A history lesson on the damnatio memoria of Ancient Egypt’s Female Pharaoh, Hatshepsut by Kate Narev.
Hatshepsut was a female pharaoh during the New Kingdom in Egypt. Twenty years after her death, somebody smashed her statues, took a chisel and attempted to erase the pharaoh’s name and image from history. But who did it? And why? Kate Narev investigates Hatshepsut’s history for clues to this ancient puzzle.