National Geographic Live - When Women Ruled the World with Kara Cooney
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National Geographic Live

When Women Ruled the World with Kara Cooney

Tue, Nov 9

Capitol Theater
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Tue 11/09/21 7:30 PM

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Approximately 75 minutes + 15-minute Q&A session, no intermission

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Ages 6 and up

Add to Calendar 11/09/2021 07:30 PM 11/09/2021 09:30 PM America/Chicago National Geographic Live – When Women Ruled the World with Kara Cooney Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, explores the reigns of powerful ancient queens to illuminate a time when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these strong female leaders were considered exceptions to the rule, but their power and influence is undeniable. Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts info@overture.org false MM/DD/YYYY


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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, these women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence are 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.

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