Egypt’s Lost Queens

Professor Joann Fletcher explores what it was like to be a woman of power in Ancient Egypt.

Through spectacular buildings, personal artefacts and amazing tombs, Joann tells the story of ancient Egypt’s most powerful female rulers who wielded remarkable influence and power in the ancient world.

Throughout Egypt’s history, women held the title of pharaoh no fewer than 15 times and many other women played key roles in running the state and shaping every aspect of life. Joann Fletcher will put these influential women back at the heart of our understanding, revealing ‘the other half’ of ancient Egypt.

Production Information

Broadcaster: BBC Two

TX Date: September 2014

Format: 1 x 60

Related Series: Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher

Website: BBC - Egypt's Lost Queens



Executive Producer(s):

Bill Locke

Gillian Mosely


Joann Fletcher