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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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‘Monuments Women’ Fight to Save Ancient Sites, Art, and Communities

‘Monuments Women’ Fight to Save Ancient Sites, Art, and Communities | Herstory | Scoop.it
Female archaeologists and scholars are on the front lines in the fight to save precious ancient sites, cultures, and communities. Meet some of the most exciting innovators.

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Gender, Identity and Memory in The Mortuary Practices of Elite Women in Eighth-Sixth Century BCE Egypt

Gender, Identity and Memory in The Mortuary Practices of Elite Women in Eighth-Sixth Century BCE Egypt | Herstory | Scoop.it

Ancient literary and artistic sources characterize ancient Egyptian women as wives, mothers, and daughters who derived their status and identities from associations with their male relatives. For most of Egyptian history women shared their husbands tombs’ as the subordinate companion. Three and two dimensional images depict women as devoted companions who kneel at the feet of their husbands or with a supportive arm draped around her husband, who strides forward with purpose. This normative value has resulted in a tendency to discuss women as one-dimensional subjects whose identities were defined by men.


In the last two decades, Egyptology has seen a number of studies published to add depth and dimension to discussions of women, and my research belongs to and builds upon this trend. My approach is archaeological and anthropological and examines, through material culture, the ways in which ancient Egyptian women actively participated in and transformed societal practices.


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Aladin Fazel's curator insight, March 21, 2014 2:42 PM

once they were all the same..

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Discovery of a maiden crown in Roskilde Cathedral burial

Discovery of a maiden crown in Roskilde Cathedral burial | Herstory | Scoop.it
A 17th century Danish noblewoman had been buried with her head resting on a pillow sewn with gold threads and her maiden crown

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Pyramid-Age Love Revealed in Vivid Color in Egyptian Tomb

Pyramid-Age Love Revealed in Vivid Color in Egyptian Tomb | Herstory | Scoop.it
She was a priestess named Meretites, and he a singer named Kahai, who performed at the pharaoh's palace. They lived in an age when pyramids were being built in Egypt, and their love is reflected in a highly unusual scene in their tomb.
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Such a display of affection was extraordinary for Egypt during this time -- and the work of art, along with other finding in the tomb, suggest that women in Egypt's Pyramid Age enjoyed a greater level of equality than previously thought.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:59 AM

Such a display of affection was extraordinary for Egypt during this time -- and the work of art, along with other finding in the tomb, suggest that women in Egypt's Pyramid Age enjoyed a greater level of equality than previously thought.

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Newly-Discovered Tomb Confirms That Badass Women Ran Ancient Peru

Newly-Discovered Tomb Confirms That Badass Women Ran Ancient Peru | Herstory | Scoop.it
Archaeologists in Peru have discovered a tomb belonging to a pre-Hispanic priestess, the eighth in over two decades -- which they say confirms their belief that powerful women ruled the region 1,200 years ago.
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LilibethAndre's curator insight, August 24, 2013 2:26 PM

Are we at the turning point between Yin and Yang once again? How would this affect our world today?

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TrowelBlazers: In search of the female Indiana Jones

TrowelBlazers: In search of the female Indiana Jones | Herstory | Scoop.it

I was bombarded with more examples of pioneering women archaeologists: Dorothy Garrod, who we met above; cross-dressing Jane Dieulafoy; Gertrude Bell, spy and mentor to T.E. Lawrence; the explorer and painter of Mayan ruins, Adela Breton; Gertrude Caton-Thompson, excavator of Great Zimbabwe; Nina Layard, Jacquetta Hawkes, Freya Stark, Frederica de Laguna, Amelia Edwards, Mary Butler, Agatha Christie (yes, that one), Kathleen Kenyon -- the names just kept on coming, and as they did my delight turned to indignation.

 

Why hadn't I heard of these women? Not the individual names -- I can barely name any male archaeologists from that period -- but the idea of these women, working in such numbers and even leading their fields. It was as though we'd blithely wiped them all from our popular imaginations, and thus allowed each woman to be easily dismissed -- albeit with an approving pat on the head -- as anachronistic and an exception-to-the-masculine- rule.

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Men, Women, and Inequality in the Neolithic

Men, Women, and Inequality in the Neolithic | Herstory | Scoop.it

Does the rich dude get the hot chick -- even in prehistory?

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This scoop explores the who the  greater gender was in Neolithic times.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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