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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It is possible, however, that the role related in some (theoretical) way to the
sexual stimulation of the god which would ensure ... The role of 'God's Wife of
Amen' was passed down from Ahmose Nefertari to her daughter Meritamen, and
then to ...
On the lid was a prayer to the goddess Nut, adapted from the Old Kingdom
Pymmid Texts: Recitation: The King's Daughter, God's Wife, King's Great Wife,
Lady of the Two Lands, Hatchepsut, says 'O my mother Nut, stretch thyself over
me, that ...
It is therefore surprising to find that throughout her mother's reign Neferure bore
the ride of 'God's Wife', the title which her mother had preferred as both consort
and regent, and one which was normally reserved for the principal queen or
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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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