Archaizing Isis from Iseum in Pompeii, late 2nd century-early 1st century B.C., Unknown. Marble with traces of pigment. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Su concessione del Ministero dei Beni delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo

Did Women Ever Rule the World? Cleopatra, Nefertiti, and Lessons from Ancient Egypt


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Despite women's advances, none have wielded more power as rulers than the ancient Egyptian pharaohs Cleopatra and Hatshepsut. How did these powerful women succeed? And what lessons might they offer today? Kara Cooney, UCLA Egyptologist, and Joyce Tyldesley, professor of Egyptology at the University of Manchester, examine the legacies of these women who ruled the world. Moderated by Bettany Hughes, historian and documentary filmmaker, BBC.

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