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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Unfortunately, many important temples from this period were deliberately
destroyed so that their precious stone blocks could be re-used in later buildings,
and our knowledge of 1 ath Dynasty architecture is consequently sadly restricted.
Obelisks - New Kingdom cult objects intended to be a stone representation of the
first beams of light to illuminate the world - were tall, thin, square stone shafts
tapering to a pyramid-shaped peak. Traditionally erected in pairs before the ...
What is surprising is that Senenmut was able to acquire any form of hard stone
sarcophagus. During the 18th Dynasty, burial for most wealthy private Egyptians
involved placing the mummified body inside an anthropoid wooden coffin which ...
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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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