In the third millennium BCE, royal women held positions of considerable authority in Mesopotamia. Among the many people who worked for them were teams of women, often employed in textile manufacture. Extensive cuneiform records from this era allow us to reconstruct many details of women's lives and professions.
Book signing after the lecture. Weavers, Scribes, and Kings: A New History of the Ancient Near East is available for sale in the Legion Museum Store.
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March 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)
Mesopotamian Women in the Third Millennium BCE: Queens and Palace Workers
Gunn Theater | Legion of Honor OR Livestream
Presented by Dr. Amanda Podany Professor Emeritus, History, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid event.
IN PERSON: Gunn Theater, 100 - 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121. Seating is limited and unassigned. Doors open at 1:30 pm.