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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Although the early 18th Dynasty was a time of architectural, artistic, theological
and teclmological advances, New Kingdom Egypt remained tied to Middle and
Old Kingdom Egypt by an unparalleled continuity of language, religion and
However, a recent re-examination of the architecture and contents of KVj8 has
made it clear that, while this tomb was definitely built for Tuthmosis I, it is unlikely
to have been started before the reign of his grandson, Tuihmosis III. This means ...
However, with the untimely death of Tuthmosis II, the building works were halted,
the plans were redrawn on a far more ambitious scale, and Djeser-Djeseru
became very much Hatchepsut's own monument, an architectural masterpiece ...
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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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