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