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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I was brave in the presence of his Majesty. Then I w.is promoted to [the boat] '
Rising in Memphis'. There was fighting on the water of Padjedku of Avaris and I
made a seizure and brought away a hand. This was reported to the Royal Herald,
His Majesty smote those Bowmen of Nubia in the midst of his army. They were
brought away in a stranglehold, none escaping. The fleeing were laid low, as if
they had never existed. I was at the head of the army and truly I fought. His
Here, as the ever-present Ahmose records: (His Majesty] went to Retenu to vent
his wrath throughout foreign lands. His Majesty arrived at Naharsu. His Majesty -
life, prosperity and health be upon him - found that the enemy was gathering ...
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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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