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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Kingdom being 'Child of the Palace of the Royal Harem'. Important 1 8th Dynasty
officials who chose to emphasize their childhood connection with the royal court
include the Viziers Rekhmire, Ramose and Amenemope, the High Priest of ...
If royal sons are less likely to appear on royal monuments than their sisters then
where, apart from their tombs, are we likely to fmd them? Even the location of
their tombs poses a problem, as princely burials daring to the early 18th Dynasty
Already heavily influenced by the erroneous theory of a matriarchal Theban royal
family, egyptologists now developed the so-called 'heiress theory'; a theory which
neady explained the intra-family marriages by deducing that the right to rule ...
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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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