AP Comparative Essay: Egypt and Mesopotamia - Ernesto Rodriguez Mr.Stormoen AP World History 3rd Block Friday AP Comparative Essay Egypt and

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Ernesto Rodriguez Mr.Stormoen AP World History, 3 rd Block Friday, 9/19/14 AP Comparative Essay: Egypt and Mesopotamia Gender roles varied and changed in the Neolithic Revolution. The gender roles of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia shared some similarities, and had many differences as well. The gender role of women between these two civilizations differed tremendously. In Egypt, women were recognized as legal equals to men, and could even become pharaoh, and this was believed to be largely due to their religion containing gods of which some were part women and part animal. The most famous female pharaoh of Ancient Egypt was Hatshepsut, who reigned from 1473 to 1458 B.C.E., due to all the men who were of age to rule passing away, and leaving only her and Thutmose III, and Thutmose III was only an infant at the time. Another example of an Egyptian queen was Cleopatra, who reigned in much later times. Women were buried in individual tombs, and had statues made depicting themselves alone. Even though Hatshepsut was female, many statues depicted her wearing the insignia of power, the pharonic beard. In

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