A queen who would be king - that's the theme of this issue, and what an issue it is! Find out what the real significance of the royal beard is, and why Hatshepsut, as king, sported one. March in step with her army as she extends her control of lands far beyond the Nile's banks. Meet Senmut, the most trusted man in her empire, and marvel at the grand structures he oversaw as foreman. But, all was not "golden" in Hatshepsut's empire. Read the known facts and then decide for yourself what her end was - and whether her mummy has indeed been uncovered. Regardless of the title - whether it be king or queen - Hatshepsut is one person history will never forget!