Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh
Penguin Books Limited, 1998 M01 29 - 304 pages
Queen - or, as she would prefer to be remembered King - Hatchepsut was an astonishing woman. Brilliantly defying tradition she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard. Forgotten until Egptologists deciphered hieroglyphics in the 1820's, she has since been subject to intense speculation about her actions and motivations. Combining archaeological and historical evidence from a wide range of sources, Joyce Tyldesley's dazzling piece of detection strips away the myths and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.
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Ahhotep I (or Ahhotpe, as above), consort and possibly sister of Sekenenre Tao II
, exerted a profound and long-lasting influence on her son; on a stela recovered
from Karnak, Ahmose encourages his people to pay homage to his mother as ...
After her death Ahhotep was accorded a splendid burial on the West Bank at
Thebes. Her mummy in its elaborate coffin was recovered in the mid nineteenth
century, and is now housed in the Cairo Museum. Although both Tetisheri and ...
55; and Ahhotep I 57-8, 97-8; building projects 6 1 ; cult and oracle of 108;
honours grandmother, Tetisheri 43,44,61; and Hyksos a4-5,a6, 141; military
campaigns a4-7, 141; mummy 93 Ahmose. queen 65,75-7,83, 104, 175 Ahmose.
son of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gcamp - LibraryThing
Although I learned much about the female King, Hatchepsut, I often found this book to be a little to slow at times. Therefore, it was difficult to maintain my interest in it. Hatchepsut was the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KarenIrelandPhillips - LibraryThing
The author's excellent work on the daily life of ancient Egyptian women piqued my interest in her biography of this queen (more usually spelled Hatshepsut) who ruled as a King. I was not disappointed ... Read full review
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