The Queen Who Would Be King

Richard H. Wilkinson

in Tausret

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199740116
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933174 | DOI:
The Queen Who Would Be King

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This chapter introduces the ancient Egyptian queen Tausret, who ruled Egypt for a number of years from shortly after 1200 bce (scholarly estimates vary and range from 1209 to 1185 bce as the beginning of her reign). Far from being a transient pretender to the throne, she appears to have been universally accepted as ruler, and there is no question that her rule embraced all of Egypt. Artifacts bearing her name have also been found at sites distant from Egypt; expeditions seem to have been dispatched to the turquoise mines of Sinai during the queen's reign; and her name has been found on items discovered as far away as Lebanon to the north and Nubia in the south. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: ancient Egypt; queen; Tausret; Lebanon

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Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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