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If you are interested in Egyptian history, Joyce Tyldesley paints wonderful pictures of those death for thousands of years I have read 4 of her many books and loved them all. Thoughtful and well researched, but we just don t know much of anything about Nefertiti, so the book ends up speculating a lot about Herself and talking a lotabout the previous ruler, Nefertiti s husband, and then her husband s successor. #FREE DOWNLOAD ò Nefertiti: Unlocking the Mystery Surrounding Egypt's Most Famous and Beautiful Queen · For Alternate Cover Edition Of ISBN See HereIn The Tradition Of Her Intriguing Hatchepsut, Joyce Tyldesley Rescues Another Female Ruler From The Shadows Of History CBC Queen Nefertiti Literally A Beautiful Woman Has Come We Know Her From The Exquisite Painted Bust In The Berlin Museum, Discovered In , Which Has Made Her Ancient Egypt S Most Recognizable Queen And A Symbol Of Her Country S History Until Now, However, She Has Remained Largely Unknown And Unrecognized For Her Contributions To Egyptian Society Wife Of Akhenaten, The Monotheistic Pharaoh, Adored By Her Family, Blessed By The Sun God, And Worshiped By Her People, Nefertiti Suddenly And Completely Vanished From The Record Was She Banished By Her Husband Or Raised To Rule As His Equal Did She Reign, Under Another Name, In Her Own Right Could She Have Been The Eminence Grise Behind The Young Tutankhamen, Her Son In Law A short book by page numbers, especially considering that the main text ends at 66% with the rest taken up by notes and references, but truly packed full of information Remarkably, despite how popular the Amarna era is even in the general consciousness, there are surprisingly few biographies of Nefertiti Aidan Dodson s Amarna Sunset doesn t specifically focus on Nefertiti, Joann Fletcher s The Search for Nefertiti comes off as part autobiography and not exactly objective, and other books are outdated and poor popular histories or else dense academic publications which take some expense to acquire.Tyldesley s work, on the other hand, is professional and yet accessible, thorough in its research, and an enjoyable read That s not to deny that the book has caveats Tyldesley herself acknowledges that even despite her fame, we still know surprisingly little about Nefertiti, so there are sections of the book where she discusses the Amarna era and royal family in general rather than being able to specifically focus down on her individual subject I can hardly penalise Tyldesley for this though, when the evidence simply isn t there or at least hasn t been discovered yet The second caveat is that this book really needs a new, updated edition Discoveries in the past decade have really turned Amarna studies on its head, with some of the debates that Tyldesley examines here now offered serious challengers in terms of plausible scenarios Tyldesley may still not agree with these new proposed scenarios, but it would be great to see her consider the evidence and weigh in with her assessment Even lacking thisrecent evidence, Tyldesley addresses previously held possible scenarios with an even hand, noting her own conclusions but always making it clear that they are hers, and not necessarily the right ones, whilst presenting the arguments presented by other Egyptologists I have to note that I myself didn t agree with some of those conclusions for example, Smenkhkare as Akhenaten s son and both he and Tutankhamun mothered by Kiya but it is always appreciated when a professional approach is taken and a historian refrains from attempting to claim that their favoured interpretation is fact.I have no qualms about recommending this book at all.8 out of 10 This has been a very interesting read and yet again Joyce has been unbiased in her evidence given, she has placed in the theories from both past and the then present at the time of publishing I, however, would like to see an updated version of this as new things have come to light such the DNA and modern scanning of the mummies While I did enjoy the book and I will say this is not my first time reading it, I would point out to a first time reader that it is not just about Nefertiti of her own accord In fact, I would say there isabout her husband Amenhotep IV or Akhenaten than Nefertiti, I suppose to be fair that may because what we know of Nefertiti is through him which leads me to Seti I and Rameses II.I think one thing that is showing to be clear in not just Joyce Tyldesley s books is that Seti I and Rameses II were the main culprits in systematically destroying what they could what they did not agree with from the 18th dynasty Hatshepsut, Amenhotep IV, Nefertiti, Tutankhamun and Ay were erased in form or another and Joyce is great in the fact she lays blame to the locals looking to make a quick buck.It would seem that Akhenaten is seen by many as the father of monotheism but Joyce I think rightly points that he couldn t totally be as Nefertiti and his children were part of his vision of the divine ennead and given the evidence to support this from Akhenaten himself it would be hard to dispute Again I love to see an updated version of this book and I hope that the publisher or Joyce see fit to do so, the views given are just how I see them from what I have read and you should the book for yourself to draw you own conclusions. Blah I love Egypt, and I love history But this book nearly bored me to death. Having viewed the breath taking painted bust of Nefertiti at the Berlin Museum, I was eager to learnabout her and this title fit the bill Tyldesley places the queen in context of the era in which she lived and flushed out the sequence of her life with as much documentation as possible The reproduced hieroglyphic images were a great addition. If you want to find out about Nefertiti, this is not the book It is almost totally about the change of Gods and Akhenaten s family history There is scant reference to the Sun Queen Very disappointing. The bust of Nefertiti that is housed in Berlin s museum is one of the most famous icons in popular culture Because of her beauty, she has become the symbol of Ancient Egypt Her face is on key rings, iphone cases, post cards, t shirts, etc Aside from her image, who was the mysterious Nefertiti How much power and influence did she actually have What were her accomplishments besides being merely beautiful Joyce Tyldesley s biography seeks to answer these questions There are few known details about the life of Nefertiti This is not only because of the long gap of time between our world today and Nefertiti s world, but because she is mostly in the background in Ancient Egypt Nefertiti does not only stand behind the pharaoh, but she is glimpsed over by her formidable mother in law, Queen Tiy, who has muchpower and influence as the Akhenaten s mother However, Nefertiti gained some influence as the pharaoh s wife, she took on duties of priesthood, that was usually assigned to the pharaoh She was also known as a dutiful and faithful wife Overall, the novel gives us a tiny glimpse into the life of Nefertiti Because not much is known about her, the author mostly focuses on Akhenaten and his reign This novel isof an archeological work and how Nefertiti has been interpreted Tyldesley mentions the popular theories about Nefertiti and then debunks them as she goes along I felt that she gave us thorough and comprehensive answers and did her best with the evidence she had The conclusions about her birth and disappearance made sense However, after reading this book, I found myselfinterested in Queen Tiy than I was in Nefertiti I felt that this biography knewabout Queen Tiy than it did of Nefertiti because of her prominence at court I found it fascinating how Tiy, a commoner, had risen to become one of the most powerful women at court While the writing is dry as a textbook, it is very comprehensible to the reader The book has a lot of interesting pictures of Nefertiti I also like how she incorporates how Nefertiti has been perceived in popular culture This novel is a great introduction for those who want to learn about the Armana period of Ancient Egypt. Writing about icons is a difficult business Even biographers of modern stars like Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley must wade through a morass of secrets, theories and fantasies How muchdifficult to choose a subject who lived 3,500 years ago, who emerged from nowhere, disappeared back into obscurity, and whose brief, glittering existence has been the subject of fierce iconoclasm Thanks to the glorious portrait bust in Berlin see below , Nefertiti is one of the most recognisable figures from Ancient Egypt, but the facts of her life remain tantalisingly elusive As Joyce Tyldesley teases out the meaning of symbols, inscriptions and sculpted reliefs, Nefertiti s lost world blossoms into life, in an archaeological story that reads like a detective novel This is a tale of religious revolution, intrigue, iconoclasm, romance, and mysterious, powerful women What s not to like For the full review, please see my blog