Hatshepsut: Egypt's First Female Pharaoh

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Capstone, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
"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?"
 

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I already know this book is going to be terrible, as Hatshepsut wasn't Egypt's first female pharaoh. This is a common misconception, Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh who was sufficiently powerful and made a noticeable difference, but she still wasn't the first female pharaoh.

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The Mysterious Land of Punt 71
Life and Times 96
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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.

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