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When Women Ruled the World - National Geographic Live

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When Women Ruled the World - National Geographic Live

Venue: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Kansas City, MO, United States

Date + Time: March 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm

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 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.

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