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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However, it is tempting to see the rise of Amen as a more calculated gesture,
perhaps aimed at reducing the influence of the northern-based cult of Re.
Promoting a new Egyptian state god, one who had demonstrated his powers by
The cult-statue of Hatchepsut would have stood directly in front of this stela. Next
door was the much smaller chapel allocated to the cult of Tuthmosis I; the west
wall of his chamber has been demolished and his false-door stela is now housed
55; and Ahhotep I 57-8, 97-8; building projects 6 1 ; cult and oracle of 108;
honours grandmother, Tetisheri 43,44,61; and Hyksos a4-5,a6, 141; military
campaigns a4-7, 141; mummy 93 Ahmose. queen 65,75-7,83, 104, 175 Ahmose.
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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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