EWA KASSALA
Hatshepsut
Hatshepsut – a wife, mother, priestess, master of political strategy, functioning perfectly well in male world of harsh game rules, strong, but sensitive at the same time, as well as full of ideals, wise woman. Heralded, by Egyptologists as the first feminist in history. We discover a path she took before she put on a male attire, attached ritual, artificial beard, and became, unlike most of her predecessors, the ruler’s consort, but independently ruling pharaoh, during whose reign, Egypt became world power.The author takes us into Amon’s priests and Hathor’s priestesses’ fascinating world, mystic rituals and powerful magic. We take a look at construction of Hatshepsut’s temple as well as world’s largest obelisks, we take part in trade expeditions and wars, we live through characters’ joys and crises with them, we meet gods from 3500 years before. We function in a world of incredibly strong women, supporting each other, connected by timeless ties. All characters in the story are authentic, presented facts have been consulted with Egyptologists and experts from around the world.Why were all her images and statues destroyed after her death, and her name scraped off? What was her fault? What moved her contemporaries so much, that we only found out about her existence recently?After thousands of years of silence, the queen speaks to us again. She tells us a story of forbidden love in ancient Egypt’s fascinating world, shows us faces of powerful female ruler, sensitive, spiritual, ideals filled woman, Amon and Hathor’s high priestess, master of political strategy, functioning skillfully in a world of tough, male game rules. She reveals to us the road she had to, and wanted to walk, before she became, unlike most her predecessors – a ruler’s consort- but independently reigning, powerful pharaoh.Pharaoh Hatshepsut reigned 3500 years ago, and what she left, still inspires with equal intensity as before: temple and tomb of Deir el- Bahari, Place in Aton’s Heart, now called Red Chapel, tallest obelisks in the world, carved from single block of marble, and that cracked, unfinished one, weighing about 1000 tons one in Asuan quarries, which was, as it seems, one of the genius Senenmut’s – architect, steward, advisor and queen’s lover - downfall.
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ISBN: 9781947228634
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