About this title: The forgotten pharaoh is remembered--brilliant, defiant, statesmanlike, and a woman. More remarkable than the better-known Nefertiti and Cleopatra, Queen (or King, as she preferred to be called) Hatchepsut ruled Egypt for more than 20 years early in its Eighteenth Dynasty (c.1490 B.C.). Flouting tradition, she established herself on the divine throne of the pharaohs to become the female embodiment of a man, dressing in male clothing and even sporting the pharaoh's traditional false beard. photos. 52 line drawings.
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