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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It was now almost expected that a new king would mark his accession by leading
his troops to crush the traditional enemies to the south (Nubians) and to the north
(Asiatics). This had not always been the case, although the first king of Egypt, ...
4. King. of. Egypt. He ]Tuthmosis II] wem fonh to heaven in triumpk, having
mingled with the gods. His son stood in his place as king of the Two Lands,
having herome ruler upon the throne of the one who hegat him. His sister the
From the day that Hatchepsut acceded to the throne, she started to use the five '
Great Names' which comprised the full titulary of a king of Egypt and which
reflected some of the divine attributes of kingship. To the ancient Egyptians each
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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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