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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Egypt was naturally a very wealthy country and once unity and central control
had been re-established it was possible to co-ordinate the management of her
ample natural resources, taxing the primary producers - the peasants and their ...
Old-fashioned egyptologists are not the only ones to have assumed that a
woman's natural sensitivity, physical frailty and ability to generate life would
naturally lead her to shy away from bloodshed. For a long time this, in a slightly
altered form, ...
Some of this, such as the collapse of the ceiling in the transverse hall and the
extensive damage to the painted plaster walls, is a natural result of the poor
quality of the rock on the Sheikh Abd el-Gurna. Other damage appears to have
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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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