When Women Ruled the World

For some reason, I resisted reading Kara Cooney’s When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt  the first  seven or eight times it crossed my path. I should have been all over that book. I’d been fascinated by ancient Egypt since I was about nine. Hatshepshut was the subject of the first adult biography…

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New Discoveries of Ancient Women Warriors, or Old Bones Revisited

Earlier this week, a news item about the discovery of an ancient woman warrior appeared in my news feed.* Here’s the link if you’re interested: https://bit.ly/2N25WHJ. The story will sound familiar to anyone who’s been paying attention to this kind of thing in recent years: Russian archaeologists discovered the remains in what is now Siberia…

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