Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Hardcover | March 7, 2012

EditorRichard H. Wilkinson

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One of only a few women who ruled ancient Egypt as a king during its thousands of years of history, Tausret was the last pharaoh of the 19th dynasty (c. 1200 BCE), the last ruling descendent of Ramesses the Great, and one of only two female monarchs buried in Egypt's renowned Valley of theKings. Though mentioned even in Homer as the pharaoh of Egypt who interacted with Helen at the time of the Trojan War, she has long remained a figure shrouded in mystery, hardly known even by many Egyptologists. Nevertheless, recent archaeological discoveries have illuminated Tausret's importance,her accomplishments, and the extent of her influence. Tausret: Forgotten Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt combines distinguished scholars whose research and excavations have increased our understanding of the life and reign of this great woman. This lavishly illustrated book utilizes recent discoveries to correctly position Tausret alongside famous rulingqueens such as Hatshepsut and Cleopatra, figures who have long dominated our view of the female monarchs of ancient Egypt. Tausret brings together archaeological, historical, women's studies, and other approaches to provide a scholarly yet accessible volume that will be an important contribution tothe literature of Egyptology - and one with appeal to both scholars and anyone with an interest in ancient Egypt culture.

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One of only a few women who ruled ancient Egypt as a king during its thousands of years of history, Tausret was the last pharaoh of the 19th dynasty (c. 1200 BCE), the last ruling descendent of Ramesses the Great, and one of only two female monarchs buried in Egypt's renowned Valley of theKings. Though mentioned even in Homer as the ph...

Richard H. Wilkinson is Regents' Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Arizona, director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition, and editor of the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 7, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199740119

ISBN - 13:9780199740116

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ContributorsChronologyRichard H. Wilkinson: Introduction: The Queen Who Would be King1. Joyce Tyldesley: Foremost of Women: The Female Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt2. Gae Callender: Female Horus: The Life and Reign of Tausret3. Catharine Roehrig: Forgotten Treasures: Tausret as Seen in Her Monuments4. Hartwig Altenmuller: A Queen in a Valley of Kings: The Tomb of Tausret5. Richard H. Wilkinson: "Beautiful in Thebes": The Memorial Temple of TausretRichard H. Wilkinson and Catharine Roehrig: AfterwordBibliographyIndex