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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Given that puberty probably occurred at about fourteen years of age, Hatchepsut
may have been no more than fifteen years old when her husband, reigning for
only three years, died." The young dowager queen was called upon to act as ...
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.' Fig.
5.4 The ohese quern of Pum We ean only wonder how the queen of Punt, who is
The Female Pharaoh Joyce Tyldesley. Senenmut is generally credited with being
the political force behind Hatch- epsut's assumption and exercise of kingship.
While this assessment cannot be proved, it is probably correct. ' If Hatchepsut and
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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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