Hatshepsut Author:Evelyn Wells A brilliantly researched biogragphy of the beautiful woman who became Egypt's outstanding queen 3,500 years ago. Hatshepsut's reign was one of the brightest in Egyptian history, but time, and the jealousy of successive rulers have dimmed the memory of her acheivements. Today, few, except professional historians, know her as anything but a figu... more »re of mystery.
Based on painstaking research, which includes many recent archaeological discoveries, this book penetrates that mystery. The result is a fascination portrait of an era and the woman and queen who dominated it. Here, in these pages, the personality and the spirit of Hatshepsut takes shape: her loves, hates, ambitions; the intrigues and insurrections that plagued her; her relations with her rebellious half-brother, and with her people to whom she gave 17 years of unparalleled peace and prosperity - in short, all the qualities that moved a noted Egyptologist to say, "The first great woman in history, Queen Hatshepsut."« less