Hatchepsut: The Female Pharoah

Hatchepsut: The Female Pharoah

by Joyce A. Tyldesley
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Hatchepsut: The Female Pharoah 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I read this book as a recommendation by my English teacher. I discovered that this book was very interesting. To support my idea, I think this book was very interesting because it talked about the ancient history of Egypt back in the early centuries. I enjoyed reading Hatchepsut: the Female Pharaoh by Joyce Tyldesley a lot. I liked that in the text, it also provided some notes so that I can understand better what is being said. I think it is very clever that the author decided to include notes after making a historical reference. That is very important because it can be helpful to some people who either can't understand what is being said, like myself, or it can help people accumulate more knowledge of the Egyptians that they didn't know until they read the notes.I also like that the author decided to incorporate quotes that were said by the ancient kings and queens and famous archaeologists. My favorite one would have to be the imagery that an anatomist named G.Elliot Smith examined in 1906. He examined the body of Sekenenre Tao II who was unwrapped by a French Egyptologist named Gaston Maspero in 1886. Overall, I enjoyed the writing and it was most certainly easy to read. Usually, I think that books like these that have notes and history behind it are boring but because I love to read about the Egyptians and their lifestyle back then, I found this book rather interesting and I most certainly recommend it for people to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I read this book as a recommendation by my English teacher. I discovered that this book was very interesting. To support my idea, I think this book was very interesting because it talked about the ancient history of Egypt back in the early centuries. I enjoyed reading Hatchepsut: the Female Pharaoh by Joyce Tyldesley a lot. I liked that in the text, it also provided some notes so that I can understand better what is being said. I also like that the author decided to incorporate quotes that were said by the ancient kings and queens and famous archaeologists. My favorite one would have to be the imagery that an anatomist named G.Elliot Smith examined in 1906. He examined the body of Sekenenre Tao II who was unwrapped by a French Egyptologist named Gaston Maspero in 1886. Overall, I enjoyed the writing and it was most certainly easy to read. Usually, I think that books like these that have notes and history behind it are boring but because I love to read about the Egyptians and their lifestyle back then, I found this book rather interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book that my teacher recommended for my research project. I found this book rather interesting to read because it contained plenty of information during Ancient Egypt. Throughout the book Joyce Tyldesley does not just focus on Hatchepsut, the main character of the story, the whole time she includes other figures that are related to Hatchepsut which I found to be far more interesting. Although sometimes Tyldesley would go into too much details about the figures which was difficult to read because they were irrelevant for the most part of the book. On the other hand the way Tyldesley describes and explains the lives of the ancient Egyptians really gave me a mental image of how they once lived. What this book did not really help me in was a full understanding of Hatchepsut and who she really was as a ruler, Tyldesley mainly focuses on the men in her life such as her husband and father. This book did help me expand my knowledge about Ancient Egypt but there are something’s which I would have wanted to know more about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. My teacher recommended this book, and I'm glad I took her advice. This book was a great source of information for my project about the Egyptian pyramids. It informed me about the great Tuthmoside family of the 18th dynasty, in which Hatchepsut was a part of. Not only did it discuss this family, it also gave me an insight into the different dynasties and the Egyptians' way of life. I also learned the essential facts about their faith, culture, and traditions that helped me understand their theories and customs. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and learning about every aspect of the Egyptians as well as their great female pharaoh, Hatchepsut. At some points in the book, I feel as if the author went into too much detail about the history of Egypt. Also, I believe Joyce spent too much time discussing the reigns of Hatchepsut's father, brother/husband, and step-son. Her main focus should have been on Hatchepsut, but she did a fairly good job with the amount of information that was left from the Egyptians' destruction of Hatchepsut's existence. 
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I found the book to still be in lacking in who Hatshepsut was. It talked a great deal about the men in her life but I wanted to know more about her and her reign. It just could be the questions that have yet to be answered. I found the book useful in a background of how she came to rule and of some of the things she did but I wanted more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From start to finish, this book was absolutely sensational. Joyce did her homework well. I don't think I would have done any better myself. Good researched work, with perfect, uncontradicted analysis and references. Good work!