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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Following the death of Ahmose the king, Ahmose the soldier continued his
military career servsug in Nubia under both Amenhotep I and Tuthmosis I, and
receiving both promotion and gifts of land as a reward for his loyalty. In his final ...
In his second regnal year Egyptian troops marched southwards into Nubia where
, as Ahmose, son of Ibana, tells us, they ... The new king sailed home in triumph
with the body of a Nubian bowman, a dreadful warning to others who might be ...
I saw him [i.e. Hatchepsut] overthrowing the Nubian nomads, their chiefs being
brought to him as prisoners. I saw him destroying the land of Nubia while I was in
the following of His Majesty . . .'" Ti goes further than the Deir el-Bahri evidence in
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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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