World History Biographies: Hatshepsut: The Girl Who Became a Great Pharaoh

World History Biographies: Hatshepsut: The Girl Who Became a Great Pharaoh

Hardback National Geographic World History Biographies (Library)

By (author) Ellen Galford, By (author) Stephanie Harvey, By (author) P David Pearson

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  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Format: Hardback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 173mm x 254mm x 15mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Washington, DC
  • ISBN 10: 0792236459
  • ISBN 13: 9780792236450
  • Edition statement: A Marshall.
  • Illustrations note: FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
  • Sales rank: 733,853

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She was the Egyptian girl who became a master politician and a supreme stateswoman. Inheriting her father's throne along with her young stepson, Hatshepsut was soon crowned pharaoh in her own right. This is the startling tale of a woman's rise to power within the patriarchal society of ancient Egypt: Hatshepsut was shrewdly conveyed as a masculine ruler in all public statues and artwork, and donned male dress and a false beard in person. She ruled Egypt for decades, claiming her rightful place in the history of this great civilization.

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"Illustrated with clear, color photos of artifacts and sites as well as colorful maps...this provides an accessible introduction to Hatshepsut and her times." "--Booklist"