Women in Ancient Egypt
Join Dr. Steve Phillips from the University of Pennsylvania Museum in person for another fascinating lecture!
Ancient Egypt was a male dominated culture, like many other ancient populations. Women were not, however, merely silent witnesses. Did you know that an ancient Egyptian woman could obtain a divorce, own property, and craft her own will?
In addition to their central roles in family life, many women held important positions in numerous aspects of ancient Egyptian society.
In fact, several women actually ruled as pharaohs over the course of Egyptian history.
Relying on data obtained from archaeology and anthropology, this lecture illuminates the roles of both the non-royal and the royal women of ancient Egypt including powerful leaders such as Queen Tiye, Queen Nefertiti, the Queen who reigned as pharaoh for 20 years, Hatshepsut, and Cleopatra VII, the last native ruler of ancient Egypt.
This is a Civic and Social Literacy Event of the PA Forward Initiative.
Library programs are generously funded by the Friends of the Ridley Township Public Library.
- Monday, November 20, 2023
- 6:15pm - 8:15pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Meeting Room, Zoom
- Ridley Township Public Library & Resource Center