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Unfortunately royal women had very little freedom, but for ordinary Egyptian women their fate was so much luckier, freedom not experienced by other male-orientated contemporary societies of the ancient world. Women could walk around the Nile Settlements without a male chaperon, such freedom was unusual and civilised also.
Many of the large buildings had quarters for women, which was a welcomed privacy rather than confinement, Egyptian women held the same legal rights as men, they could own property, they could manage agricultural land to support their house, inherit property, bequeath their property, landed property was passed down from mother to daughter.
Loan out their property and earn monthly interest, bring action against non-payment, bear witness to a legal document, be an equal partner in business and legal contracts.
Reference used : http://www.ancientegyptonline.co.uk. – Charlotte Booth.
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