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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Unfortunately, the mummies, coffins and grave goods which eventually made
their way to Deir el-Bahri were, in spite of the ... for example, was discovered
lying in the coffin of the Third Intermediate Period Lady Neskhons, the coffin of
The feet, normally the deepest part of the coffin, had been destroyed in antiquity.
The 18th ... 5 cm (6 ft 10 in x aft x aft); it would have easily accommodated a
mummified body, but not one encased in a nest of two or three wooden coffins.
... wrapped in bandages and encased within at least one wooden coffin, would
have fitted into her smallest sarcophagus, that recovered from the Wadi Sikkat
Taka ez-Zeida, which would have taken a coffin up to 1 8 1 cm (5 ft 1 1 in) 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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