10 MOST POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL ANCIENT WOMEN THAT RESHAPED AFRICA.

1.   Queen NEITHHOTEP

Neithhotep, circa 3200 BCE, is recognised as the first queen of Kmt (ancient Egypt), co-founder of the First Dynasty, and the earliest African queen whose name is known. You could even say that she governs as a kind of godmother of Kmt—the greatest nation in the ancient world.

Neithhotep means the goddess “Neith is Satisfied.” Neithhotep’s dynastic marriage to King Narmer represents the start of the Early Dynastic Period of Kmt and the unification of the Two Lands of Lower and Upper Kmt. Neithhotep’s name was found in several locations, particularly at ancient Naqada and in the general vicinity at the site of the royal tombs in Umm el-Qaab. Her titles were “Foremost of Women” and “Consort of the Two Ladies.” Both were titles given to queens during the First Dynasty of Kmt. She paved the way for so many female rulers in Egypt.

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