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Ancient Egypt's A-List: Power, Empire, and Propaganda
From: 09:30 AM to 04:15 PM
Egypt, one of the great superpowers of the ancient world, produced a culture and system of government that endured for more than 3,000 years. The funerary monuments and statuary erected for the ancient Egyptian royal family reveal that the nations people believed in the reciprocal nature of divine rule. Ideally, the king or queen ensured economic prosperity and defended against all threats. In return, the subjects were devoted to the royal family, comforted by the belief that divine wisdom and justice inspired their ruler. However, was that assumption a valid one?
Egyptologist Jacquelyn Williamson draws from the most recent archaeological evidence to examine four of Egypts most influential rulers and the impact of their reigns.
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