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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Next door was the much smaller chapel allocated to the cult of Tuthmosis I; the
west wall of his chamber has been ... family; here her parents Tuthmosis I and
Ahmose and her non-royal grandmother Senisenb all appear on the walls.
Hastily gathering together bricks and stones at the mouth of the tomb, they started
to wall it up. but the work did not go fast ... The upper chamber (Chamber A) is the
most complete, with the walls smoothed and preliminary designs sketched on ...
There has been some slight natural damage caused by the extrusion of salt from
the walls and ceilings, some ancient accidental damage which the original
workmen have repaired with plaster, and some rather random attacks on faces
on the ...
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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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