Science Pub Portland: Queens of Egypt

This is a past event. Wednesday, January 16 at 7:00pm

Empirical Theater at OMSI 1945 S.E. Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Join OMSI's Science Pub for a presentation titled: When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt, with Kara Cooney, Ph.D., Egyptologist and Professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at the University of California.

Female rulers are a rare phenomenon--but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, women reigned supreme. Regularly, repeatedly and with impunity, queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers. But throughout human history, women in positions of power were more often used as political pawns in a male-dominated society. What was so special about ancient Egypt that provided women this kind of access to the highest political office? What was it about these women that allowed them to transcend patriarchal obstacles? What did Egypt gain from its liberal reliance on female leadership, and could today's world learn from its example? 

Celebrated Egyptologist Kara Cooney delivers a fascinating tale of female power, exploring the reasons why it has seldom been allowed through the ages and why we should care.

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