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Goddess Mut Artifacts from the tomb of Nefertari on exhibit at Kimbell Museum DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, now on display at the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, explores the role of women in the New Kingdom — and that role is surprising for a society that existed more than 3,000 years ago.

Under Egyptian law then, women were considered equal. Through artifacts that are surprisingly well preserved, we learn that women were allowed to own property, own businesses and bring cases to court.

In Texas, a woman couldn’t own property without her husband’s permission well into the 1970s. Sarcophogus And Egyptian women in the New Kingdom could serve as temple priestesses, something still denied women

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