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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Amen's barque, or barge, known as Userhat-Amen (Mighty of Prow is Amen), was
a small-scale gilded wooden boat bearing the enclosed shrine which was used
to protect the statue of the god from public gaze. When Amen, on the holy days ...
The royal mortuary chapels reflected these associations, providing a dark and
gloomy shrine for the worship of Osiris and a light open-air court for the worship
of Re. During the New Kingdom they also reflected the growing power of Amen.
sense would suggest that the building was simply demolished to make room for
the even more magnificent granite shrine which Tuthmosis III intended to build in
its place. As we have already seen, this rather drastic type of 'restoration' ...
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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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