Tag: Ancient Egypt

Cleopatra

We began this month with the first Queen of Egypt Merneiththe, and so it seemed only fitting that we end the month with Cleopatra VII Philopator who was the last, and some might argue, most famous Queen of Egypt. Cleopatra's life story has been told and retold, and the...

Nefertiti

Nefertiti has been immortalised in part due to her role in her husband’s overhaul of the Ancient Egyptian religious structure and thanks to the discovery of the famous bust giving a face to the name. However, her story was more complex and interesting than her being the simple wife...

Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut ruled as King during 18th Dynasty Egypt. She first ruled as regent for her nephew before elevating herself to king but is her story that of an ambitious power grab or dutiful regent protecting her infant nephew?...

Tawosret.

Tawosret, is recorded as the last known ruler of the 19th dynasty. Her story although relatively unknown is one of political manoeuvring, and assassination plots. This post looks at her story, the men around her, and her rise to power. ...

Queen Merneith

Queen Merneith, Is considered the third ruler of the first dynasty, she ruled from c 3000-2980 BC, acting as regent for her son King Den. This post looks at her life and legacy, why Egyptian history can be difficult to trace and the lives of women in Ancient Egypt....