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Women in ancient Egypt held a special fascination, even for their contemporaries. They enjoy a form of equality unparalleled in the ancient world. For over 3000 years, women influenced the fate of Ancient Egypt. Episode 6 of our documentary series tells their story.
Women already played an important role in the pantheon of gods - like the goddesses Hathor and Isis, whose legacy reaches into Christianity. In the mortal world, too, women may wield extraordinary power. Like the kings’ mothers, who take over the regency for their young sons and thus secure their throne.

In addition, the film also tells the stories of famous women such as Nefertiti and Cleopatra. The fascination ancient Egypt continues to hold, is not only due to its great men. But also, to its cast of extraordinary women.