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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King Tuthmosis I was married to a lady named Ahmose, a popular female name
in New Kingdom Egypt. There is some disagreement over the origins of this lady,
with some authorities classing her as a daughter of Amenhotep I and others ...
However, the apparent discrepancy in ages strongly suggests that Amenmose
and Wadjmose, and perhaps the ephemeral Ramose, may not in fact have been
the children of Ahmose but of an earlier wife, possibly the mysterious Lady ...
More intriguing is the suggestion that Hatchepsut may be identified with the body
of the anonymous lady discovered in KV6o, the tomb of the royal nurse Sitre.
When it was discovered by Carter in 1903, this tomb still housed its two badly ...
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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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