Hatshepsut: Egypt's First Female Pharaoh

Hatshepsut: Egypt's First Female Pharaoh

by Pamela Dell
     
 

A pharaoh who ruled Egypt more than 3,500 years ago is one of the most intriguing mysteries of the ancient world. Hatshepsut, the world's first and most powerful female pharaoh, was virtually unknown until the mid 19th century. Although there was a conspiracy to erase Hatshepsut from history, an amazing amount of factual details about her life have emerged.…  See more details below

Overview

A pharaoh who ruled Egypt more than 3,500 years ago is one of the most intriguing mysteries of the ancient world. Hatshepsut, the world's first and most powerful female pharaoh, was virtually unknown until the mid 19th century. Although there was a conspiracy to erase Hatshepsut from history, an amazing amount of factual details about her life have emerged. Depicted both as a man and a pharaoh in the hieroglyphs of her temple, she built monuments and sent out expeditions that would enrich Egypt’s culture. But how did she manage to become pharaoh? Will her mysteries ever be solved?

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Ancient Egypt has fascinated people for thousands of years. The fact that the Egyptian civilization flourished and waned before western civilizations even began has lent a sense of mystery to the civilization. Add to that the fact ancient Egypt left thousands of monuments but no written history that can be understood by living individuals, and the fascination is understandable. Numerous discoveries throughout history helped to make the Egyptian culture less mysterious, but the discovery of the tomb of a female pharaoh served to alter nearly everything that was thought about Egyptian civilization to that point. Speculation ran amok upon the discovery of Hatshepsut. Egyptologists of the day, upon discovering that many of her monuments had been destroyed, felt that she had wrested power from her stepson after her husband's death; recent archaeological evidence would seem to prove otherwise. Pamela Dell not only gives a stunning look into Hatshepsut's life and reign, but she also offers valuable insight into ancient Egyptian culture and traditions. This text is part of the "Signature Lives" series. Reviewer: Danielle Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756538354
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Signature Lives Series: Ancient World
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1060L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


Pamela Dell began her professional career writing for adults and started writing for children about 12 years ago. Since then she has published fiction and nonfiction books, written numerous magazine articles, and created award-winning interactive multimedia.

Anthony Wacholtz has been a baseball fan since he was old enough to pick up a bat and ball. He earned a degree in English from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and has written a biography for young readers of All-Star catcher Joe Mauer. Besides playing softball and following his favorite team, the Minnesota Twins, he enjoys pitting his baseball knowledge against others in fantasy baseball.

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