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Chapter 7: Flowering of African Civilizations
"Women of Nubia"

Introduction
You have read about the people in some of ancient Africa's kingdoms and learned about various rulers in those kingdoms. You have also read of matrilineal societies, in which villagers traced their descent through their mothers. Now you can learn more about women's roles in ancient Nubia and how that tradition affects modern Nubian women.

Destination Title: The Role of Women in Nubia Web site

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Directions
Start at The Role of Women in Nubia Web site.

  • Scroll down the Web page to find the heading "Goddesses, Queens, and Commoners."
  • Read and analyze the information about Nubian women.
  • Answer the following questions.


1.  What role did Isis play in the religion of Nubia?


2.  How did the Kushite Queen Amanirenas show her bravery?


3.  What priestly role, if any, did Nubian queens have?


4.  What might be the significance of this history to present-day Nubian women?









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