PHARAOH HATSHEPSUT: The Queen Who Would Be King
Egypt's Lost Queens (BBC)
Prof. Joann Fletcher explores what it was like to be a woman of power in ancient Egypt. Through a wealth of spectacular buildings, personal artifacts, and amazing tombs, Prof. Fletcher brings to life four of ancient Egypt's most powerful female rulers.
She discovers the remarkable influence wielded by women, whose power and freedom in Egypt was unique in the ancient world. Throughout Egypt's history, women held the title of pharaoh no fewer than 15 times, and many other women played key roles in running the state and shaping every aspect of life. Prof. Fletcher puts these influential women back at the heart of our understanding, revealing the other half of ancient Egypt.