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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... of the warrior-king defending his land against the traditional enemies of Egypt,
while the inner, more private areas showed more intimate scenes: here the king
could be seen acting as high priest, or making an offering before the cult statue.
In ancient Egypt, statues were not simply designed to be ohjets d'an, intended to
enhance rooms or beautify gardens. All images were automatically invested with
magical or religious powers, and they were commissioned so that they could ...
Had these statues been merely thrown out of the temple, it would seem possible
that they had been removed during a form of ancient spring clean so that
Tuthmosis III, replacing them with statues of himself, could claim Djeser- Djeseru
as his ...
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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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