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Pharaohs of the sun : the rise and fall of Tutankhamun's dynasty

Summary: "For more than two centuries Egypt was ruled by the most powerful, successful, and richest dynasty of kings in its long end epic history. They included the female king Hatshepsut, the warrior kings Thutmose III and Amenhotep II, the religious radical Akhenaten and his queen Nefertiti, and most famously of all for the wealth of his tomb the short-lived boy king Tutankhamun. The power and riches of the Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty came at enormous cost to Egypt's enemies and most of its people. This was an age of ruthless absolutism, exploitation, extravagance, brutality, and oppression in a culture where not only did Egypt plunder its neighbours but Egyptian kings and their people robbed one another. 3,500 years ago ancient Egypt began two centuries in which it became richer and more powerful than any other nation at the time, ruled by the kings of the 18th Dynasty. They presided over a system built on war, oppression, and ruthlessness, pouring Egypt's wealth into grandiose monuments, temples, and extravagant tombs. Tutankhamun was one of the last of the line and one of the most obscure. Among his predecessors were some of the most notorious and enigmatic figures of all of Egypt's history. Pharaohs of the Sun is their story, showing how the glamour and gold was tainted by selfishness, ostentation, and the systematic exploitation of Egypt's people and enemies"--

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  • ISBN: 1639363068
  • ISBN: 9781639363063
  • Physical Description: xxv, 549 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2023

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Egypt in the 18th dynasty -- Twilight of the Hyksos c. 1555-1550 BC -- The dawn of the New Kingdom c. 1550-1525 BC: Ahmose I -- Mother and son c. 1525-1504 BC: Ahmose-Nefertari and Amenhotep I -- First of the Thutmosids c. 1504-1492 BC: Thutmose I -- Brother and sister c. 1492-1479: Thutmose II and Hatshepsut -- King of Egypt, Daughter of Amun c. 1479-1458 BC: Hatshepsut -- Warrior King c. 1479-1425 BC: Thutmose III -- The Archer King c. 1425-1400 BC: Amenhotep II -- The Sphinx's Chosen One c. 1400-1390 BC: Thutmose IV -- The first family c. 1390-1352 BC: Amenhotep II and Tiye -- The Great Living Aten c. 1352-1341 BC: Akhenaten and Nefertiti's high summer -- Latter days at Amarna c. 1341-1336 BC: Akhenaten, Smenkhkare and Neferneferuaten -- The strange case of the tomb known as KV35 -- The king whose name the whole world knows c. 1336-1327 BC: Tutankhamun -- The Widowed Queen and the God's Father c. 1327-1323 BC: Ankhesenamun and the reign of Ay -- The enlightened despot ca. 1323-1295 BC: Horemheb -- Epilogue.
Subject: Pharaohs Biography
Egypt History Eighteenth dynasty, ca. 1570-1320 B.C Biography
Genre: Biographies.

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