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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the prince had to earn his own respect. This in turn implies that while the position
of King's Daughter was very much seen as a role in its own right, the role of
King's Son was merely an accident of birth, not a full- time career. The crown
... who died in infancy. We also have firm historical evidence that Tuthmosis I
fathered two sons, the Princes Wadjmose and Amenmose, and possibly a third
son, Prince Ramose.6 Princes Amenmose and Wadjmose survived into their ...
during his father's regnal Year 4, Amenmose was already hunting wild animals in
the Giza desert near the Great Sphinx, a favourite playground of the royal princes
. Big-game hunting was by now a major prestige sport recently made infmitely ...
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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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