The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen

Production Number

3-29 (109)


October 31, 1995


Purple Parrots

Winning Contestants

T.J. & Randy

Artifact Location

The Shrine of the Silver Monkey

Pendants of Life


Temple Layout


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Next Episode

The Mummified Hand of the Egyptian King (Production Order)
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The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen is the 109th episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple.

The Moat

The Teams had to work together to cross the moat.  Each team stood on a giant lily pad and propelled themselves across the moat by pulling on hanging vines.  If a team member missed a vine, had their knees touched the water, or fell into the water, the team must start over from the beginning.

The Moat Results
Finish Team Time
1st Silver Snakes 0:14
2nd Green Monkeys 0:15
3rd Purple Parrots 0:16
4th Red Jaguars 0:25

The Steps of Knowledge

The most iron-willed woman of Ancient Egypt was Hatshepsut, the first Egyptian Queen who crowned herself when her husband died. Because no woman had ever been allowed to reign before, she dressed like a man with a black wig and a false beard made of metal. She started the first zoo and built many great libraries and temples, all decorated with statues of herself. Legend has it that she and Thutmose were sitting around the Pyramids one night, when Hatshepsut started nagging her son.

"Tutty, finish your peacock soup. How are you going to grow up to be a big, strong pharaoh?"

"I'd already be Pharaoh, but you won't let me!"

"I don't think you're old enough."

" Mom, I'm 33— most of the kids from school are reigning already. Balaam, the Hashemite has been king since he was three. And Alzarbar, the Hittite, he's been ruling since Kush, the fourth grade!"

"And look at the mess those countries are in!"

Thutmose didn't become Pharaoh for years. But when he did, he became a powerful ruler, but never forgave his mother; he ordered every statue of her be destroyed, and they say the only thing left was her false metal beard.

Question Choices Team
Was Hatsheput the first queen of?
  • Turkey
  • Persia
  • Egypt
Green Monkeys (2 Steps left)
According to our legend, was Hatsheput...?
  • Iron-willed
  • Easy-going
  • Ditzy
Green Monkeys (1 Step left)
According to our legend, When her husband died, did Hatsheput?
  • Dress in black
  • Throw a party
  • Crown herself queen
Purple Parrots (2 Steps left)
To protect her power, did Hatsheput dress like a...?
  • A man
Red Jaguars (2 Steps Left)
What color wig did she wear?
  • Black
Silver Snakes (2 Steps left)
In Egypt, Did Hatsheput founded the first...?
  • Laundromat
  • Zoo
Purple Parrots (1 Step left)
Did she decorated the temples she built with....?
  • Statues of herself
Red Jaguars (1 Step left)
According to our legend, What is the name of her son?
  • Thutmose
Purple Parrots (Advanced to the Temple Games)
When Thutmose became ruler, did he destroy...?
  • Destroy all of his mother's statues
Green Monkeys (Advances to the Temple Games)

The Temple Games

The Purple Parrots and the Green Monkeys advanced to the Temple Games.

In the first game, T.J. & Ryan had to use giant boulders to knock down their opponent's towers. The team knock down the most towers in one minute. Ryan won 1-0, giving the Green Monkeys a Half Pendant.

In the second game, Randy and Stacey had to capture "animals" and drop them into their cages. The team who captured the most animals in their cage would win. Stacey won 5-3, giving the Green Monkeys a Full Pendant.

In the final game, both teams had to run and grab four royal scepters. The team that retrieved all the scepters or had the most scepters in one minute would win. The Purple Parrots got all four scepters at the last second, tying it at a Full Pendant for each team.

In the Tiebreaker Game, the question was "Did the Pyramids functions as tombs, sundials, or an ancient bazaar?"

T.J. rang in and answered correctly: The Pyramids functioned as tombs. The Purple Parrots advanced to Olmec's Temple.

The Temple Run

Egyptian Queen

The Path of TJ

T.J. entered the Temple via the Crypt. In the Pit, he knocked over a column. Then he entered the Tomb of the Headless Kings and his encountered the first Temple Guard. After trading in his pendant for a life, he completed the Tomb's objectives and advanced to the Jester's Court, where he was taken out by another Temple Guard. Randy followed in his path, busting through the wall to enter the Quicksand Bog. She had a little climbing the Pharaoh's Secret passage but made it to the Room of the Secret Password and the Shrine of the Silver Monkey. After grabbing the Metal Beard, she raced to the King's Storeroom, went down into the Chamber of the Sacred Markers, and jumped back into the Pit. Finally she entered the ledges and climbed up into the Crypt, passing the Temple Gates with 0:05 left.

Victory Yes (0:05 Left)
Reached the Artifact Yes
Temple Guard Locations

The Tomb of the Headless Kings

The Dark Forest

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The Metal Beard of the Egyptian Queen


  • This was the last episode where the artifact was placed in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey.
  • This was the only episode where the Purple Parrots advanced to Olmec's temple with only one pendant of life.
  • This is the only episode where the Purple Parrots participated in The Tiebreaker and advanced to Olmec's temple.
  • This is the last time in the series that the Purple Parrots participated in the Temple Run.
  • This was also the last Temple Run in which the team entered with only one pendant.
  • T.J. Was captured by a temple spirit next to the Jester's Court rather than the one next to the stone wall.
  • Randy is the second runner to enter every room in the temple, following Brett from The Diary of Doctor Livingstone.
  • This was the only Purple Parrots Run that the artifact was acquired which the front runner was male.

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