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    DescriptionOne of only a few women who ruled ancient Egypt as a king during its thousands of years of history, Tausret was the last pharaoh of the 19th dynasty (c. 1200 BCE), the last ruling descendent of Ramesses the Great, and one of only two female monarchs buried in Egypt's renowned Valley of the Kings. Though mentioned even in Homer as the pharaoh of Egypt who interacted with Helen at the time of the Trojan War, she has long remained a figure shrouded in mystery, hardly known even by many Egyptologists. Nevertheless, recent archaeological discoveries have illuminated Tausret's importance, her accomplishments, and the extent of her influence. Tausret: Forgotten Queen & Pharaoh of Egypt combines distinguished scholars whose research and excavations have increased our understanding of the life and reign of this great woman. This lavishly illustrated book utilizes recent discoveries to correctly position Tausret alongside famous ruling queens such as Hatshepsut and Cleopatra, figures who have long dominated our view of the female monarchs of ancient Egypt. Tausret brings together archaeological, historical, women's studies, and other approaches to provide a scholarly yet accessible volume that will be an important contribution to the literature of Egyptology - and one with appeal to both scholars and anyone with an interest in ancient Egypt culture.

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    Forgotten Queen & Pharaoh of Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Richard H. Wilkinson
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 400 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199740116
    ISBN 10: 0199740119

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    Illustrations note
    18 halftones and 14 l/a, with an 8pp. color insert
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    15 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Richard H. Wilkinson is Regents' Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Arizona, director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, and editor of the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections.
    Review quote
    one cannot but welcome a book-length tratment of a lady who has long lurked in the shadows ... Reign-specific studies are something that continue to be needed in Egyptian history and this is a useful addition to a still-scarce, albeit growing, corpus. Aidan Dodson, Egyptian Archaeology
    Table of contents
    Contributors ; Chronology ; Introduction: The Queen Who Would be King, Richard H. Wilkinson ; 1. Foremost of Women: The Female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Joyce Tyldesley ; 2. Female Horus: The Life and Reign of Tausret, Gae Callender ; 3. Forgotten Treasures: Tausret as Seen in Her Monuments, Catharine Roehrig ; 4.. A Queen in a Valley of Kings: The Tomb of Tausret, Hartwig Altenmuller ; 5. "Beautiful in Thebes": The Memorial Temple of Tausret, Richard H. Wilkinson ; Afterword: Richard H. Wilkinson and Catharine Roehrig ; Bibliography ; Index