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Women in Power and the Ancient World: Hatshepsut in Context

  • Phipps Theater, Denver Museum of Nature & Science 2001 Colorado Boulevard Denver, CO 80205 (map)


Follow the improbable rise of an extraordinary leader to Egypt’s throne with Kara Cooney, renowned archaeologist and professor of Egyptian art and architecture at UCLA. Cooney has traveled the globe to conduct research in craft production, coffin studies, and economies of the ancient world. She is author of The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt, was cocurator of Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs in Los Angeles in 2005 and has produced a comparative archaeology television series, now available online. Cooney will share her research and the compelling story of the least-known female king.

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