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Talk | Women and Power in Ancient Egypt

Thank you for your interest in the talk “Women and Power in Ancient Egypt.” All seats in Atkins Auditorium have been reserved. We are now offering additional seating in spaces where the talk will be live simulcast. For tickets requested after Feb. 11: By proceeding, you acknowledge that you will experience the talk as a simulcast presentation.

We will release auditorium no-show seats five minutes before the event begins on a first-come, first-served basis. Your ticket guarantees your seat in the simulcast space, but does not guarantee your waiting position for auditorium availability.

Kara Cooney, esteemed Egyptologist and author of When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt, addresses questions of ancient social inequalities and how women negotiated their limited leadership roles. How was their power expressed when regularly cloaked by a man’s dominance? Were they able to rule “behind the throne”? How much of this ancient reality still touches us today? Offered in connection with the exhibition Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt.