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National Geographic Live
with Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology: When Women Ruled the World

Thursday, April 09, 2020

04/09 7:30 PM
04/09 7:30 PM


Approximately 70 minutes followed by a 15 minute Q&A
Appropriate for all ages

Event Description

When it comes to women in power, we’ve come a long way…right? 
 
Join Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, Egypt’s powerful women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable. 
 
Cleopatra used her sexuality, and her money, to build alliances with warlords of the Roman empire. Neferusobek was the first woman to definitively take the title of King. Nefertiti is known more for her beauty than for bringing a fractured Egypt together. 
 
What can we learn from how these women ruled? Dr. Cooney shares some illuminating answers.

National Geographic Live is the live events division of National Geographic. Its broad roster of talent, including renowned photographers, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers, share their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage to audiences throughout the United States and abroad.
 
See all three National Geographic speakers for just $95, or purchase VIP seats, including a meet and greet with all speakers, for $175. Single tickets for individual speakers go on sale in December. Contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information. 

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