History's Heroines

Badass ladies who have made their mark on history.

Queen Tiye (c. 1398 BC – 1338 BC) 
Queen Tiye (or Tiy, Tiyi, Taia) wielded an unusual amount of influence and political access for her time.  She acted as a trusted adviser at court for both her husband Amenhotep III and her son Akhenaten on matters both national and international.  Foreign dignitaries often dealt directly with her, and was the first Egyptian queen to have her name recorded on political acts.  Her name and figure appear with unprecedented frequency next to her husband’s on statuary, commemorative art and stelae, and she was rumored to be intelligent and fierce in her dealings at court.  For more on Queen Tiye >

Queen Tiye (c. 1398 BC – 1338 BC) 

Queen Tiye (or Tiy, Tiyi, Taia) wielded an unusual amount of influence and political access for her time.  She acted as a trusted adviser at court for both her husband Amenhotep III and her son Akhenaten on matters both national and international.  Foreign dignitaries often dealt directly with her, and was the first Egyptian queen to have her name recorded on political acts.  Her name and figure appear with unprecedented frequency next to her husband’s on statuary, commemorative art and stelae, and she was rumored to be intelligent and fierce in her dealings at court.  For more on Queen Tiye >