Hatshepsut, the Adventurous Lady Pharaoh

Some people like trips. Others like to stay home. Hatshepsut ruled in Egypt. She was a powerful ruler. She was a pharaoh even though she was a woman. That was unusual. She was adventurous, but she did not want to go on trips. She had a good idea. She sent others on adventures!

The lady pharaoh sent explorers to the land of Punt. It was on the east coast of Africa. Today, Somalia is there. The pharaoh sent a fleet of five ships. The ships were large. Egyptians needed to find myrrh. They used it to make incense. They .....

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