EGYPTOLOGIST TO SPEAK ABOUT THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING


OHIO ARCHAEOLOGY MONTHEgyptologist Kara Cooney is coming to Columbus and Cincinnati to speak about her new book The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt. Dr. Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney, a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA, is a leading figure in the field of Egyptology. The Woman Who Would Be King is a biography of Egypt’s least well-known female king. As an archaeologist who spent years at various excavations in Egypt, Cooney draws from the latest field research to fill in the gaps in the physical record of Hatshepsut — a woman who successfully negotiated a path from the royal nursery to the very pinnacle of authority. And her reign was one of Ancient Egypts most prolific building periods. egypt 2“The Woman Who Would Be King” is sure to be a fascinating presentation that explores not just the life of a remarkable ancient woman, but also our complicated reactions to women in power! Here are the dates and times for Cooney’s programs: AIA Lecture: The Woman Who Would Be King Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8:00 — 10:00 PM The Ohio State University Journalism Building Room 0300 Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:00pm 9:00pm Cincinnati Art Museum

Posted September 25, 2014
Topics: Archaeology

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