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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Tuthmosis III was therefore only of royal descent on his fathers side, and perhaps
in consequence not entirely acceptable as heir to the royal throne. This may be
why in later years, and despite the fact that he had started the numbering of his ...
The two obelisks are not shown as we might expect, lying side by side, but are
lying base-to-base, their tips pointing up and down stream respectively. To
transport the obelisks in this way would have required an enormously long barge
(over 6 ...
... opposite side of the same portico, which is now unfortunately much destroyed,
we are shown Hatchepsut in her role as ... tale of Hatchepsut's divine birth and
coronation (northern side) and the story of the expedition to Punt (southern side).
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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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