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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages, 16pp b&w halftones
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/01/1998
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780140244649