Hatchepsut: The Female PharaohPaperback
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- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 240g
- Publication date: 1 July 1998
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0140244646
- ISBN 13: 9780140244649
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Illustrations note: 16pp b&w halftones
- Sales rank: 166,005
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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Joyce Tyldesley lives in Bolton, Lancashire. She gained a first-class honours degree in archaeology from Liverpool University in 1981 and a doctorate from Oxford in 1986. She is now Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics andOriental Studies at Liverpool University and a freelance writer and lecturer on Egyptian archaeology. Daughters of Isis: Women of Ancient Egypt, is published by Penguin and her next book - a biography of Nefertiti - will be delivered in May 1997.