Hatshepsut

Egypt's First Female Pharaoh (Signature Lives)

By Dell, Pamela

Publishers Summary:
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 Egypts culture. But how did she manage to become pharaoh? Will her mysteries ever be solved?

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ISBN
978-0-75653-835-4
Publisher
Compass Point Books


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Gr 6-8 Though these books are primarily biographies, they also offer details about the history and daily life of Egypt's New Kingdom era. "Hatshepsut" is more focused on that ruler's life. It also discusses more topics concerning women, such as giving birth and the role of female royalty. The book expects some sophistication from its readers. "Ramses", which is geared toward the younger end o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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