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  • Emily Dykeman

    A tomb painting of a servant girl and four elegantly dressed women at a funerary banquet. The guests wear wigs, gold earrings, jeweled collars, bracelets, and pleated dresses. On their heads are scented ones of animal fat that release perfume as they slowly melt. Several women are holding lotus flowers, which were typically distributed to banquet guests as they arrived. This wall painting appears in the tomb of Nebamun at Thebes and dates to about 1400 B.C.E.

  • Tiina Koivuranta

    Women in Ancient Egypt The ancient Egyptian women had it much better than their counterparts in other ancient civilizations. Like that!

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