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Mysteries and Myths of Egypt’s Female Kings

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 1001 Bissonnet Street Houston, TX, 77005 United States (map)

An Archaeological Institute of America Lecture

Dr. Kara Cooney 
University of California, Los Angeles

Who were the women who once ruled the richest and most successful state of the ancient Mediterranean and African Bronze Age? Ancient Egypt’s female kings ruled, despite the patriarchy in which they lived, with real, unadulterated power. Yet many of these female leaders were judged harshly for taking power.  Some were erased from the historical record by the men who followed them, leaving them elusive historical figures surrounded by mystery and myth. Go beyond the myths to discoverthese powerful female kings and their historical legacy.

Cosponsored by Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Admission:  Free