700 BC and women as rulers

From: csmith@kchomecare.com
Date: 14 Apr 1998
Time: 23:48:47
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I don't know if you can help me or not. I need to know if there was ever a matriarchal society in Egypt around 700 BC that used snakes or "asps" in rituals. I need to know if the women during that time of Egyptian history had power and were considered the religious leaders. Thank you in advance for any information.