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Women of History · 4d ago

Women in 1066: the Power Behind the Throne

Whether in fact or fiction, a competition for the crown is usually dominated by men. It is they who seek to be king, who lead and fight in armies and who hold the majority of political power...
Women of History · 4d ago

Was Hathor Egyptian or Semitic?

The goddess Hathor is considered central to the Egyptian pantheon. Personifying female aspects of love, music, fertility, and more Hathor was the deity responsible for welcoming the ancients...
Women of History · 4d ago

Building for Egypt's First Female Pharaoh Discovered

Ancient stone blocks depicting Queen Hatshepsut have been discovered on Egypt's Elephantine Island, providing insights into the early years of her reign, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities anno...
Women of History · 4d ago

The Truth Behind the Story of Dinah and the Red Tent

Biblical historian Ralph Ellis readily admits the Bible is not short of tales of violence, epic blood-shed and revenge. Hidden away in Chapter 34 of the book of Genesis, the first book of th...
Women of History · 1W ago

Lifting the Veil on Queen of Sheba's Perfume

From Popular Archaeology in October 2016:It is mentioned more than twenty times in the Bible, where it is one of the gifts offered by the Three Wise Men. Frankincense (also called olibanum),...
Women of History · 1W ago

Women Who Defied Gender Roles Were Once Imprisoned In Asylums

Article by JR Thorpe @ Bustle:Society always throws up a lot of roadblocks for women who want to break from oppressive gender norms — but women in the 19th century who spoke up and pushed ba...
Women of History · 1W ago

The History of Makeup Is Surprisingly Elitist

From How Stuff Works Now comes this article on the history of make-up:People of all walks of life have found ways to enhance their features throughout history. But for centuries, it was the ...
Women of History · 1W ago

How Women Fought For The Right To Be Educated Throughout History

Great little article from Bustle:Women's pursuit of an equal, in-depth, high-level education as adults has met many stumbling blocks over the centuries: inferior standards (or the complete a...
Women of History · 1W ago

Dr Helen Pankhurst: 'The suffragettes were violent freedom fighters."

Comment in the Telegraph by Dr Helen Pankhurst:As a new exhibition about women's suffrage opens, Dr Helen Pankhurst, the great granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline, explains why it m...
Women of History · 1W ago

Medieval Mothers Had to Marry and Murder to Get Their Way

Love this article from the Smithsonian:In the rough-and-tumble setting of medieval England, royal mothers were expected to do far more than just ensure their children, the future monarchs, ...