March 6th, 2019. Queens of Egypt Exhibit at National Geographic. (The Alexander Graham Bell Legacy Society Luncheon) – A lesson for women in politics and society



On March the 6th, Paulette and Andrew and her friend Andrea attended the Alexander Graham Bell Legacy Society Luncheon. The Luncheon was accompanied by an exhibit known as ‘Queens of Egypt’.

The “Queens of Egypt” is an exhibition hosted by the National Geographic Museum in Washington DC. The exhibition will survive over a period of six months’ time span and takes us through the lessons of ancient Egyptian secrets. It unearths the powers of female rulers, their tenacity and bravery, their wit and unprecedented leadership which their male counterparts have hushed or somehow tried to unsuccessfully phased in the annals of Egyptian history.

In contemporary times, where “Female rulers are a rare phenomenon”,  the exhibit bellies this fact and takes us to thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, where women reigned supreme.


The exhibit brought to light the iconic names and majestic powers of Queens like Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, and Cleopatra who ‘controlled the totalitarian state as power-brokers and rulers.”
The Exhibition will survive over a period of six months’ time span and takes us through the lessons of ancient Egyptian secrets. It unearths the powers of female rulers, their tenacity and bravery, their wit and unprecedented leadership which their male counterparts have hushed or somehow tried to unsuccessfully phased in the annals of Egyptian history.


In contemporary times, where “Female rulers are a rare phenomenon”,  the exhibit bellies this fact and takes us to thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, where women reigned supreme.








This provided a viewing that sounded real, present, yet not obliterating its distance into the historic past.



The exhibit seem to poke us with the question of whether ‘ women could rule the world and manage its affairs better than men, pointing out that according to ancient Egyptian history the answer is more likely a “yes”’. But how does this inform our world and of the contemporary view of women in politics? If Ancient Egyptian Queens pulled it off successfully in their leadership, can these examples be emulated today? or like Egyptians doggedly believe, is the wisdom of women to be a force for national and international stability, peace and progress and do we always resort to them in difficult times, as is demonstrated by the era of Queen Hatshepsut, during whose reign saw the country experienced unprecedented prosperity? We also saw how Queen Hatshepsut who ruled ancient Egypt for two decades after the sudden death of the king of the country and the assumption of his heir to the throne for only a few months made so much progress and milestones? The exhibit seems to answer the questions about why they are considered less prone to violence than men, as well as some of the qualities that ancient Egypt was seeking at the time time of its crises.

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