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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happy with the new regime, were allowing Egypt to flourish. and the tradition of
non-interference with the status quo helped to maintain ... Archaeological
evidence of necessity plays a large part in our reconstruction of ancient Egypt.
18 This point is discussed in further detail in Dodson, A. (1990), Crown Prince
Djhutmose and the royal sons of the Eighteenth Dynasty, Journal of Egyptian
Archarology 76: 87-96. An appendix lists the few known royal princes of the 1 8th
This leads to a lifelong bond between the pair, which is only broken when the
now powerful Senmut is assassinated by the agents of the displaced King
Thothmes. The grieving Hatchepsut, setting a precedent for Egyptian queens,
chooses to ...
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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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