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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Mut's cult centre is an impressive temple enclosure direcdy to the south of Amen's
at Karnak, while Khonsu was worshipped in a temple immediately to the north.
Egypt's new prosperity allowed the 1 8th Dynasty pharaohs to endow shrines ...
Most impressive of all, two inscribed red-granite obelisks, each standing 19,5 m (
64 ft) high and with a gold-leaf coated tip designed to mirror the sun s rays, were
erected within the enclosure wall before the main entrance to the temple.
There was a substantial temple dedicated to Amen's spouse, Mut, which stood
within its own enclosure wall and which was linked to the Great Temple by a
paved processional way, and a much smaller temple of their moon-god son
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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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