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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all the wealth that goes into Thebes of Egypt, where treasures in greatest store
are laid up in men's houses. Thebes, which is the city of an hundred gates and
from each issue forth to do battle two hundred doughty warriors with horses and ...
By the 19th Dynasty up to seventy families - about three hundred people - lived in
the modest rectangular houses ... of chapels for private worship, and possibly a
subsidiary village intended to house the lowest-ranking servants and serfs.
A well-known archaeological story tells of the time when the two found
themselves to be near neighbours, Sethe occupying the 'German house' at Deir
el-Bahri and M. and Mme Naville living close by in the newly built British
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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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