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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As in the Old and Middle Kingdoms, the divine pharaoh owned the land and
everyone in it; in theory, at least, he remained king, chief priest of every cult, head
of the civil service, lord chief justice and supreme commander of the army. He
In one scene the God's Wife is shown, together with a priest, performing a ritual to
destroy by burning the name ot Egypt's ... In the second tableau she stands, both
arms raised, with three priests to watch Hatchepsut present the seventeen gods ...
Most of these scarabs can now be found in the collections of the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York. 19 Text is quoted in Brovarski, E. (1976), Senenu, High
Priest of Amun, Journal of Egyptian Archarology 6a: 70. a0 See, for example, ...
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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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