Hatshepsut: The Princess Who Became King

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National Geographic, Jul 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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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A colorful introduction to the female rulers os ancient Egypt, and how their lives impacted the rest of the population. There are sections on household, education, family life, government, etc ... Read full review

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Hatshepsut is an Eyptian princess who eventually became pharaoh. This children's book is pretty packed with information about her and about Egypt and ancient Egyptian life.Do people really enjoy ... Read full review

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