August 1, 2017

What's a king without his queen(s)? For this week's Thutmose Tuesday, we'll be taking a look at the royal harem, a facet of ancient Egyptian court life that took on a particular significance during the New Kingdom. Every 18th Dynasty king (save Hatshepsut) had a harem,...

July 14, 2017

As evidenced by the murals and statues they left behind, cosmetics were an essential part of daily life in ancient Egypt. All men and women, from commoners to the pharaoh himself, applied makeup; cosmetics were viewed not only as a decorative necessity, but also as pos...

June 25, 2017

To follow up my post about Maatkare Hatshepsut, I thought I'd take a quick look at some of the media (books, podcasts, etc.) related to the female pharaoh and her reign. Today I've picked out a handful of sources that I think are worth your time!



June 23, 2017

It's very rare to find a high-budget historical film made about the life of an obscure female historical figure. It's even more rare if such a film is actually good. Thankfully, Alejandro Amenábar's Agora is both. Released in the U.S. in 2010, the movie tells the story...

June 23, 2017

Hypatia of Alexandria is the perfect example of how dangerous being an eloquent, educated woman in the ancient world could be.

Born ca. 355-370 C.E., sadly little is known about Hypatia's life. She was the daughter of Theon, a renowned Alexandrian mathematician, who tau...

June 19, 2017

What better way to start off The Egypt Geek  than with a profile of one of the most interesting, powerful, and inspiring figures in Egyptian history: the female pharaoh Maatake Hatshepsut.

Hatshepsut was the daughter of a pharaoh, the wife of a pharaoh, and the stepmoth...

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