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Never Mind Cleopatra – What About the Forgotten Queens of Ancient Nubia?

June 9, 2023


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5-15 mins
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Presented by The Conversation

In an article for The Conversation, Yasmin Moll, a U-M anthropologist of Nubian heritage, argues that a new Netflix documentary series on Cleopatra misses an opportunity to educate Americans and Egyptians alike about the unambiguously Black queens of ancient Nubia. Moll explores a little-known warrior queen, interwoven cultures and histories, and the lack of Egyptian perspectives in Western depictions of Egypt.

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