From Warrior Women to Female Pharaohs: Careers for Women in Ancient Egypt


Subject:
Jobs & Work , History By Place , Women , Egypt , Women , Employment

Description:
"Whilst the concept of a career choice for women is a relatively modern phenomenon, the situation in ancient Egypt was rather different." This essay describes how ancient Egyptian women's "ability to exercise varying degrees of power and self-determination was most unusual in the ancient world." Discusses "ladies of leisure," women who held high office, and women priests. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Creator:
Fletcher, Joann

Publisher:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/women_01.shtml


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