Beyond Nefertiti: Amazing Women of the Bronze Age Mediterranean World with Dimitra Pilarinou

Beyond Nefertiti: Amazing Women of the Bronze Age Mediterranean World with Dimitra Pilarinou


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Join an archaeologist as we discuss women in an array of aspects across the Mediterranean in the Bronze Age. From daily life, to fashion, to careers and more, we'll touch on the lives of Nefertiti and Hatshepsut (Egyptian Queens), Puduhepa (Hittite Queen), Enheduana (Akkadian High priestess- 1st poet in the world), just to name a few.

One of the most enthralling periods in human history, the Bronze Age (3200-1200BCE) saw the birth and evolution of the first advanced civilizations in the Mediterranean and the Near East. The construction of pyramids, palaces, citadels, cities, and harbors in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Greece are evidence of a connected and globalized world. While women contributed significantly to the rise of these civilizations, they are conspicuously absent from the historical narratives. Relegated to footnotes for scandalous behavior or unprecedented accomplishment, women predominantly remained faceless and anonymous.

In this seminar, we will take a close look at archaeological evidence to discover a vibrant world of hard-working farm girls, devoted wives, nurturing mothers, accomplished professionals, powerful priestesses, and formidable queens who governed in their own right. We will uncover the details of these women's lives, from makeup and birth control to marriage and divorce, from weaving textiles to safekeeping the temple. These are the stories of (wo)mankind during the awe-inspiring Bronze Age world.

Led by an expert on prehistoric archaeology, Dimitra Pilarinou, this interactive seminar will examine the daily life of women in the Bronze Age throughout the Mediterranean. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased knowledge of the cultures of prehistory and the impactful role women played in their creation.

Dimitra Pilarinou is a Greek archaeologist and Licensed Tour Guide with a Masters degree in Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean. She has worked in excavations all around Greece, has given speeches on various topics in Seminars and Congresses, and has appeared on documentaries about the Minoans on History Channel and Travel Channel.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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S.S. (Oxford, US)
Women of the Bronze age

Dr. Pilarinou is so wonderful! she has taught me so much about the early civilizations - Egyptian. , Minoan, Mycenean, and the Ciclades! I am in love with her lectures and this one on Bronze age women waseveryting I had wished for! I will try to join all her future seminars!!

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B.J. (San Jose, US)
Deep Dive Into New Territory

Once again Dimitra provided fascinating insight into aspects of Bronze Age history we knew little about. A delightful lecture.

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K.A. (Los Angeles, US)
Fabulous Women

Fascinating information about women in the ancient world. I heard so much I have never known. Amazing detail. I am in awe of the compilation of information.

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C. (Sunnyvale, US)
Always a pleasure

I am a fan of Dimitra Pilarinou. I have enjoyed every class of hers that I have attended. She has a delightful personality and delivery style, but most of all, the classes, including this one, are deeply researched and full of well organized information that I find fascinating. I come away from her classes with a new appreciation of the subject and a depth of understanding that I didn't have before. This class in particular contained both a profile of particular women in the ancient world and also a discussion of women's lives and opportunities in different ancient cultures.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
94%
(17)
6%
(1)
0%
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S.T. (Athens, GR)

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S.S. (Oxford, US)
Women of the Bronze age

Dr. Pilarinou is so wonderful! she has taught me so much about the early civilizations - Egyptian. , Minoan, Mycenean, and the Ciclades! I am in love with her lectures and this one on Bronze age women waseveryting I had wished for! I will try to join all her future seminars!!

B
B.J. (San Jose, US)
Deep Dive Into New Territory

Once again Dimitra provided fascinating insight into aspects of Bronze Age history we knew little about. A delightful lecture.

K
K.A. (Los Angeles, US)
Fabulous Women

Fascinating information about women in the ancient world. I heard so much I have never known. Amazing detail. I am in awe of the compilation of information.

C
C. (Sunnyvale, US)
Always a pleasure

I am a fan of Dimitra Pilarinou. I have enjoyed every class of hers that I have attended. She has a delightful personality and delivery style, but most of all, the classes, including this one, are deeply researched and full of well organized information that I find fascinating. I come away from her classes with a new appreciation of the subject and a depth of understanding that I didn't have before. This class in particular contained both a profile of particular women in the ancient world and also a discussion of women's lives and opportunities in different ancient cultures.