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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... kind of figure is the ideal type of female beauty among the savage tribes of
inner Africa. We can thus trace to a very high antiquity this barbarous taste, which
was adopted by the Punites [sit], although they were probably not native Africans.
... for Merykare' makes the position absolutely clear: Do not destroy the
monuments of another! . . . Do not build your tomb by demolishing what was
already made in order to use it for that which you wish to make ... A blow will be
repaid in kind.
Grant that there may be . . . made tor me many statues from every kind ol precious
hard stone for the temple of Amen at Karnak and for every place wherein the
majesty of" this god proceeds . . ." At least twenty-five hard stone statues of ...
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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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