Their strength, genius, and mysteries revealed.
Let’s explore their impact! Join Laura to learn about the remarkable women who ruled Ancient Egypt. This four-part series will immerse you in the lives of great Queens (along with one female King – and one brilliant female scientist).
How did they rise to power? What was their legacy – and what monuments and artifacts did they left behind? What mysteries surround their lives and deaths that still fascinate us today?
In our debut lecture we meet some great women of the ancient past whose names are likely unknown to you. Like Mereneith, who was likely the first woman to rule in human history. Queen Mereneith was just one of the strong females who wielded power in the murky 1st Dynasty of Egypt. Learn the fascinating tale of great Queen Hetepheres, mother of Khufu who built the great pyramid, whose golden treasures pre-dated Tutankhamun by 1000 years.
In this eye-opening lecture with the backdrop of the Great Pyramid age we will also learn about fascinating Queens like Khentkaus and Nitocris who closed out their great dynasties and left us great monuments.
In the series:
Sept. 21: Queens of the Old Kingdom
Sept. 28: Great Queens of the Early New Kingdom
Oct. 5: Queens of the Later New Kingdom
Oct. 12: Queen Cleopatra VII & Hypatia The Scientist