Joyce Tyldesley is Honorary Research fellow at the School of Archaeology, Classics and Oriental Studies at Liverpool University, and a freelance writer and lecturer on Egyptian archaeology. She has extensive excavation experience, has made regular radio broadcasts, and has acted as consultant on several television projects. Her previous books include Daughters of Isis, Hatchesput:The Female Pharaoh, Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen, Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh, Judgement of the Pharaoh and Crime and Punishment in Ancient Egypt. Joyce lives in Lancashire and is married to the well-known Egyptologist Steven Snape. She has two children.