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Monday, November 2, 2020
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Oriental Institute - Public Education Office


Pre-recorded lectures will post on Mondays by 9am beginning November 2–November 30,live Zoom discussion(which will also be recorded) will occur Thurdays from 6-7 pm Chicago time beginning November 5–December 3 (class does not meet the week of Thanksgiving, November 23).
$196 (non-members), $157 (members), $78 (docents/volunteers), $49 (University of Chicago/Lab school students) Not yet a member? Become a member today and save! or add on a membership when you register for this class
Instructor: Tasha Vorderstrasse, University and Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Nubian queens played a unique role among queens in the ancient world. They had powerful positions and were considered critical in determining the succession of the king, and sometimes became rulers in their own right. This class will look at the different queens known in Nubian history and archaeology, examining queens and the development of queenship in the Kushite (744–656 BC in Egypt), Napatan (700–300 BC), and Meroitic periods (300 BC–400 AD).