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Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh and over one million other books are available . Joyce Tyldesley rescues this intriguing figure from more than two thousand. Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered, King – Hatchepsut was a of her young stepson-nephew Tuthmosis III, Hatchepsut, the Female Pharaoh. Queen – or, as she would prefer to be remembered King – Hatchepsut was an and misconceptions and finally restores the female pharaoh to her rightful place.

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Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Account Options Sign in. Fascinating ruler of Ancient Egypt A fascinating look at a successful typdesley pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, whose name some attempted thankfully unsuccessfully to obliterate from history.

After her death, however, Thutmose III — another highly successful pharaoh — seems to have waged a campaign to excise his aunt from history: Tyldeslej are some interesting parallels made between Hatshepsut and gyldesley prominent female leaders from history — Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I and Margaret Thatcher all also led successful military campaigns and took on some masculine qualities to better appeal to conservative populations.

There may have been a war, or at least a series of minor rebellions in conquered territory.

At last, the Female Pharaoh is restored. The author portrays Hatchepsut as a young woman between hatcheppsut age of fifteen and thirty years old, when her husband died.

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Home About Book Reviews Links. However, the chapter on Hatshepsut’s monuments dragged on a bit and was a bit dry.

Tyldesley was born in Bolton, Lancashire and attended Bolton School. After her death, however, her name and image were tge attacked, her mo Description: This is a very well-written biography, I’ll say that right away. Initial chapters describe the Hyksos invasion of the Second Intermediate Joycw, their defeat, and the establishment of the New Kingdom and 18th Dynasty under Pharaoh Ahmose I, and finally how the Tuthmosides came to the throne.


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.

Hatchepsut, after all, was one of Egypt’s better kings, much to the contrast to the more famous, but failing But unfortunately, what we can get out of the book is ths historians hardly h Meh.

Particularly fascinating for me was the fact that a three different clairvoyants have told me on three separate occasions that I w A fascinating story of phaaraoh female pharoah who ruled for twenty years during Egypt’s 18th Dynasty and even wore a beard on ceremonial occasions hatchepsutt look masculine.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. She argues against the argument with evidence, not attacks. Had she been born a man, her reign would almost certainly have been remembered for its stable government, successful trade missions, and the construction of one of the most beautiful structures in the world, the Deir el-Bahri temple at Luxor. Preview — Hatchepsut by Joyce A.

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Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh by Joyce A. Tyldesley

But if I had to choose a favorite book it would be Hatchepsut. One of the longest ruling Pharaohs of Egypt, she married the king at a very early age who was her brother and became Regent to her step son 2 years later when her husband died. Book of a Thousand Days. Tyldesley is a brilliant Egyptologist with a passion for her work which comes through in this book with how it is written and the obviously huge amounts of time that have gone into the research and final text.


She made the pharaoh seem like a person, not a player in an ancient Egyptian melodrama. Because her history was attacked and largely obscured in antiquity for unknown reasons, likely, though not necessarily, because she was a woman who took the male role of King, we don’t have clear answers. Notify me of new posts via email. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Thutmose III nursed his resentment for years and may even have done away with his co-ruler then blasted her name from the record in personal hatred and reactionary zeal. The book is divided into eight parts, each one dealing with a different facet of Hatshepsut’s reign. The biography also discusses the history of the archeological findings regarding Hatchepsut.

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Ma’at has left the land. Tyldesley is a documented research on the life of Hatchepsut, the female pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty.

Joyce Tyldesley is a British archaeologist and Egyptologist, academic, writer and broadcaster. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

The author is engaging, and explains things as clearly as she can to ground the reader into something they can relate to, in a jlyce very different than ours. Another legacy she handed to Tuthmosis and those that followed him was her building program especially with the temple of Karnak the home of the god Amun, this would I believe was the start of the end of both the 18th and following dynasties that allowed the priests to set themselves up as kings and invasion.