Richard H. Wilkinson

in Tausret

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199740116
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933174 | DOI:

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As this book has shown, in the last few years we have come to see many aspects of the nature of Tausret's relationship with other rulers of her age and the manner in which she rose steadily in power to eventually become pharaoh herself. We now not only understand much of the ideology that developed to accompany that progression to power, but also we have a better sense of the longer reign which she evidently enjoyed and have recovered many more details of both the queen and her times. We have new evidence of Tausret's reign found in places quite distant from Egypt, and a better sense of her importance in her own land. Yet many questions remain, of course, and some seem tantalizingly close to being answered—but not just yet.

Keywords: Tausret; queens; female pharaohs; reign

Chapter.  1132 words. 

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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