Women of History

Blog URL:http://womenofhistory.blogspot.com
Blog Tags:women, history, biography, articles, news
Country:Australia

A site providing biographies of some of the fascinating women who have graced the pages of history, in addition to articles pertaining to history, and medieval and modern women.



Latest Blog Posts



PLOS ONE: Queen Nefertari, the Royal Spouse of Pharaoh Ramses II: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of the Mummified Remains Found in Her Tomb (QV66) Queen Nefertari, the favourite Royal Consort of Pharaoh Ramses II (Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom,...

The Medieval Movement of Holy Women That Shaped Belgian Cities | Atlas ObscuraBeguines were a religious movement of women who weren’t wives but also weren’t fully ordained in a religious order. There is a long history of Christian mystics, a...

Debris from crusader attack on Queen of Jerusalem found on Mount Zion - Archaeology - Haaretz - Israel News | Haaretz.comExcavations carried out on Mt. Zion have found a destruction layer dating to the 12th century C.E., when Baldwin III stormed the...

Skeleton Of Medieval Giantess Unearthed From Polish CemeteryJust outside of the Medieval church of the Ostrów Lednicki stronghold in Poland, archaeologists have unearthed the strange burial of a giantess. The woman’s skeleton showed that she reach...

Vestiges of the Vikings

on Oct 15, 2016 in: religion

Vestiges of the Vikings: Magic Buried in a Viking Woman's Grave | Ancient OriginsMurky, elusive and undefined, the religion of the pre-Christian Vikings has long been subject to debate. Contemporary texts of their spiritual worship do not survive, an...

Ancient Bling: Exquisite Jewelry Found in Tomb of Chinese WomanAround 1,500 years ago, at a time when China was divided, a woman named Farong was laid to rest wearing fantastic jewelry, which included a necklace of 5,000 beads and "exquisite" earring...

From Ancient Origins:The face of a young Egyptian woman who lived at least 2,000-years-ago has been reconstructed from a 3D print out of her skull. The forensic techniques employed revealed surprising facts about the beautiful woman, who has been nam...