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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... Tomb 71, the 'first tomb', conspicuously sited on top of the Sheikh Abd el-Gurna
hill, and Tomb 353, the 'second tomb', ... Historians have consistently placed
great emphasis on thewr two tombs, concluding that it was his presumption in ...
Unlike Tomb 71, Tomb 353 has suffered minimal disturbance over the centuries.
There has been some slight natural damage caused by the extrusion of salt from
the walls and ceilings, some ancient accidental damage which the original ...
The early 18th Dynasty was a period of innovation in private tomb architecture
and, for example, his contemporary ... as it is now realized that the facade of
Tomb 71 was by no means a straight copy of the facade of the Deir el-Bahri
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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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