SAOC 69. Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut

Edited by José M. Galán, Betsy M. Bryan, and Peter F. Dorman

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 This volume publishes the proceedings of the Theban Symposium that took place in May 2010, in Granada, Spain, at the Institute for Arabic Studies of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), on the general theme of “Creativity and Innovation in the Reign of Hatshepsut.” The volume contains nineteen papers that present new perspectives on the reign of Hatshepsut and the early New Kingdom. The authors address a range of topics, including the phenomenon of innovation, the Egyptian worldview, politics, state administration, women’s issues and the use of gender, cult and rituals, mortuary practices, and architecture.

Groundbreaking for the study of Hatshepsut's reign and the beginning of the Eighteenth Dynasty, this volume will become an important reference for scholars and lay readers interested in the history, culture, and archaeology of the time of Hatshepsut and the early New Kingdom.


  1. Innovation at the Dawn of the New Kingdom. Peter F. Dorman, American University of Beirut
  2. The Paradigms of Innovation and Their Application to the Early New Kingdom of Egypt. Eberhard Dziobek, Heidelberg and Leverkusen
  3. Worldview and Royal Discourse in the Time of Hatshepsut. Susanne Bickel, University of Basel
  4. Hatshepsut at Karnak: A Woman under God’s Commands. Luc Gabolde, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (UMR 5140)
  5. How and Why Did Hatshepsut Invent the Image of Her Royal Power? Dimitri Laboury, FNRS-University of Liège
  6. Hatshepsut and Cultic Revelries in the New Kingdom. Betsy M. Bryan, Johns Hopkins University
  7. The Exceptional Creativity of Hatshepsut. Zbigniew E. Szafrański, University of Warsaw
  8. The Foundation Deposits of Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple at Deir el-Bahari. Catharine H. Roehrig, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  9. Remarques sur l’architecture du Spéos Artémidos. Jean-Luc Chappaz, Museum for Art and History, Geneva
  10. The Power of the Elite: The Officials of Hatshepsut’s Regency and Coregency. JJ Shirley, Journal of Egyptian History
  11. The Inscribed Burial Chamber of Djehuty (TT 11). José M. Galán, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid
  12. The Composition of the Opening of the Mouth in the Tomb-chapel of Djehuty (TT 11). Jose M. Serrano, University of Seville
  13. Play and Display in Egyptian High Culture: The Cryptographic Texts of Djehuty (TT 11) and Their Sociocultural Contexts. Andrés Diego Espinel, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid
  14. Unconventional Versions: The Theban Tomb of Puiemra, Second Prophet of Amun under Hatshepsut. Barbara Engelmann-von Carnap, University of Heidelberg
  15. Mitanni Enslaved: Prisoners of War, Pride, and Productivity in a New Imperial Regime. Ellen Morris, Barnard College
  16. A View from Elkab: The Tomb and Statues of Ahmose-Pennekhbet. W. V. Davies, British Museum, London
  17. Overseers of Southern Foreign Lands and Thebes in the Reign of Hatshepsut. Tamás A. Bács, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  18. An Unusual Architecture of Hatshepsut in Nubia. Charles Bonnet, Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Paris
  19. The Part of Hatshepsut in Some Architectural Programs of the Early Eighteenth Dynasty. Dominique Valbelle, Université de Paris-Sorbonne, Paris IV/UMR 8167
  • Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization 69
  • Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 2014
  • ISBN 978-1-61491-024-4
  • Pp. lxx +442; 284 figures, 6 tables
  • Softcover, 9" x 11.75"
  • $64.95