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National Geographic Live: When Women Ruled the World

September 26, 2018

National Geographic Live: When Women Ruled the World
Photo courtesy of Kara Cooney.

National Geographic Live returns to Chicago on the Auditorium’s historic stage with a year-long series dedicated to inspirational women.

Dr. Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptian art and architecture at UCLA, joins us for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in 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 sensuality — 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.

Start Time: 7 p.m.


September 26, 2018
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Auditorium Theatre
50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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