Joyce Tyldesley — Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt: From Early Dynastic Times to the Death of Cleopatra, 2006 год


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Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt: From Early Dynastic Times to the Death of Cleopatra - Joyce Tyldesley

Thames & Hudson / —
Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt will appeal to travellers, museum visitors and students, and to anyone intrigued by the life and times of the ancient Egyptians.
• The first book to recount the full history of the colourful queens of Egypt
• Vivid biographies cover 3,000 years of Egyptian queenship from Early Dynastic times until the suicide of Cleopatra in 30 BC
• Stories of famous queens such as Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Nefertari, as well as lesser-known consort queens, reveal the variety of roles a queen could play
• Special features – from Childbirth to Wigs – highlight different aspects of Egyptian culture, plus genealogical trees and numerous sidebars
• Timelines give an at-a-glance visual guide to the chronology of the queens
• 273 illustrations, 150 in colour, including portraits, reconstructions and line drawings
This fascinating saga spans 3,000 years of Egyptian queenship, presents a biographical portrait of every queen, supplemented by a wealth of pictorial detail, datafiles, genealogical trees, timelines and special features – from Wigs to Childbirth, highlighting aspects of Egyptian culture.
The female pharaohs Hatshepsut and Tawosret, the sun queens Tiy and Nefertiti, the indefinably beautiful Nefertari and Cleopatra: many of Egypt’s queens have left an indelible mark on their country’s history. And Egypt’s lesser queens, the numerous wives and daughters maintained in pampered seclusion in the harem palaces who are generally forgotten, their graves lost in the desert sands – their stories, too, are told.

ISBN: 9780500051450
твердый переплет, 224 стр.
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