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Queens of antiquity: The Queen of Sheba and Hatshepsut of Egypt

Friday, 06 September 2019 10.30am to Friday, 06 September 2019 12.30pm

Venue: Domain Theatre
Lecturer: Iain Shearer

Join Iain Shearer as he examines the lives of two historically significant women: Pharaoh Hatshepsut and Belqis, Queen of Sheba. Hatshepsut’s successors tried and failed to expunge her legacy from Egyptian history. Did Belqis exist beyond the pages of the Old Testament? Her influence on art and culture is as powerful as her legend.

"Now my heart turns this way and that, as I think what the people will say. Those who see my monuments in years to come, and who shall speak of what I have done."
Words of Hatshepsut on one of her obelisks at the temple of Karnak erected c. 1473 -1458 BC