in spectacular finds in the famed Temple of Karnak and across the
Nile in the necropolis at Thebes, archaeologists have uncovered a
major power source of these well-known women rulers in a previously
little-known cult. Inside tombs and temples replete with magnificent
statues and vivid hieroglyphs, they are finding evidence of a 400-year
period when this mysterious female cult -- the Gods Wives of Amun
-- usurped the supremacy of male Pharaohs and ruled all of Egypt.
From Nubia to the Nile Delta, and from the origins of Egyptian civilization
to its demise, WOMEN PHARAOHS traces the history of this female cult
and their influence on Ancient Egypt's greatest women rulers.
Broadcast December 12th at 8PM on
The Discovery Channel
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