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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Large-scale building projects recommenced during the Iath Dynasty, with the
form of the pyramid being re-adopted as a means of emulating the Old Kingdom
precedent and emphasizing the status of the king and his connection with the sun
Do not build your tomb by demolishing what was already made in order to use it
for that which you wish to make . ... It is not even acceptable to plunder ancient
ruins in order to salvage building materials for the erection of a magnificent new ...
Mentuhotep had modelled his funerary monument, 'Glorious are the Seats of
Nebhepetre', on the Old Kingdom pyramid complexes, and his was the first
temple in Egypt to utilize terraces so that different parts of the building were
constructed at ...
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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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