The Lives of Women in Ancient Egypt
While contemporary societies in the rest of the world regarded women as possessions to be passed down from father to husband, the women of Ancient Egypt were acquiring land from their fathers and dragging their ex-husbands to court. In some extraordinary instances, they took the throne as supreme rulers of the land, in direct opposition to ancient tradition. While they were not completely equal to men socially, they were equal under the law. This playlist not only invites students to learn about the the lives of these women but to place it in contrast to the lives of women everywhere, throughout history and today.