Women in Ancient Egypt...
Women in ancient Egypt were arguably
the most 'liberated' in any ancient Mediterranean society.
Indeed Herodotus (the Greek 'Father of History') found the
role of women in Egyptian society was so alien to his own
culture that he wrote, 'the Egyptians in their manner
and customs seem to have reversed the ordinary practices
of mankind!' Ma'at Productions' Women in Ancient Egypt
course can be presented as either a Short Lecture or as
a full Workshop/Activity Day depending on your needs and
interests. Whatever your needs, presentations will include
PowerPoint illustrated lectures, detailed and illustrated
notes, and activities to keep participants focused and enthralled.
Topics for discussion include:
roles of women in Egyptian society;
legal status and rights of women;
relationships between women and men; Women in the Afterlife;
goddesses of Egypt - their nature and myths;
and their sexuality in Ancient Egypt;
lives of famous Egyptian women such as Tiye, Nefertari and
as Kings - ultimate power in female hands.
Village Women Prepare
Bread - Ancient and Modern Methods