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World History Biographies : Hatshepsut: The Girl Who Became a Great Pharaoh
by Ellen Galford


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9781426301339
  • ISBN-10: 1426301332
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 64
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 9.73 x 6.85 x 0.17 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.38 pounds

Series: National Geographic World History Biographies

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > History - Ancient

 
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