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Queens of antiquity: Powerful women of the ancient world

Queens of antiquity: Powerful women of the ancient world

Women’s power has simultaneously aroused and repelled men since antiquity. Join archaeologist Iain Shearer in this special double-lecture series for an exploration of some of the most legendary and beguiling women of the ancient world.

Cleopatra Ptolemy, Cleopatra Selene, Zenobia of Palmyra, The Queen of Sheba and Hatshepsut of Egypt will feature in these fascinating lectures referencing the Gallery’s collection and delivered in Iain’s inimitable, engaging style.

Image: Sir Edward John Poynter The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon 1890 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales

2 Tracks
01 Cleopatra Ptolemy, Cleopatra Selene and Zenobia of Palmyra
02 The Queen of Sheba and Hatshepsut of Egypt