|Maat, Egyptian goddess of universal order|
It is ironic to think that it may have been a female who destroyed the memory and monuments of the 'female pharaoh' Hatshepsut.
Maat, as the goddess of universal order, dictated that the natural order of things be preserved - and this did not include the memory of the woman who would be king (as Egyptologist and writer Kara Cooney has memorably dubbed her), regardless of an illustrious reign.
The historical record of order had to be put straight, 'cleansed', especially on king lists, monuments and inscriptions.
Maat was probably the prime mover, or remover.
So we should perhaps blame this female entity as much as Hatshepsut's successor Thutmosis lll for the sledgehammer revisionism that took place after her death.