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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This period saw the beginning of large-scale development at the Temple of Amen
at Karnak. The Karnak temple complex, set in a northern suburb of Thebes,
became, during the New Kingdom, the largest collection of related religious ...
The Karnak temple had retained its same basic 1 ath Dynasty form throughout
both the Second Intermediate Period and the reigns of Kamose and Ahmose.
However, during the time of Amenhotep I, when the war of liberation was
The larger, fully equipped palace where the King and her retinue stayed while
visiting Thebes is also lost; almost certainly built on lower ground (the Karnak
temple was on the raised mound of the old township), this palace is probably now
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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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