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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Tuthmosis III was therefore only of royal descent on his fathers side, and perhaps
in consequence not entirely ... of his regnal years from the death of his father, he
was to suggest that he had been associated with Tuthmosis II in a co-regency.
Anna Freud turned herself into Sigmunds intelleetual heir, Benazir Bhutto makes
a political platform out of her fathers memory, and one is reminded of a recent
British prime minister whose entry in Who's Who included a father but no mother.
became the sole Horus to her fathers Osiris. To this end she redesigned her
father's comb in the Valley of the Kings, emulated his habit of erecting obelisks,
built him a new mortuary chapel associated with her own at Deir el-Bahri and
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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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