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 tomb was to follow the new custom, established by Amenhotep I, of
physically separating the actual burial chamber from the mortuary temple. The
theological move away from the cult of Re and the associated pyramid form, and
In addition to this, the bats of centuries had built innumerable nests on the
ceilings of the corridors and chambers, and their ... The ceiling of the burial
chamber was originally supported by a row of three central colunms, and there
were three ...
inaccessible and the southern pit, which is 7 m (aa ft 1 1 in) deep, shows no trace
of a burial chamber. A pit cut into the south-east corner of the transverse hall is,
however, worthy of further consideration/ The pit descends for 1.9 m (6 ft a in) ...
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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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