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 role of 'God's Wife of Amen' was passed down from Ahmose Nefertari to her
daughter Meritamen, and then to Hatch- epsut who used it until she became king,
when it was transferred to her daughter Neferure. The tide fell into deeline ...
... new king - overcome by his long- suppressed hatred against the usurper who
had denied him his rights for so long - must have ordered his henchmen to take
action against Hatch- epsut's monuments at the very beginning of his solo rule.
Senenmut is generally credited with being the political force behind Hatch-
epsut's assumption and exercise of kingship. While this assessment cannot be
proved, it is probably correct. ' If Hatchepsut and Senenmut were not lovers, did
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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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