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the seven rooms Room 1: Matriarchal Cultures 40.000 - 3000 BC   Room 2: Women in the encounter of cultures 3000 BC - 1350 BC   Room 3: Women's Pathways towards Modernity 1350 - 1550   Room 4: Women's Movements in Europe 1550 - 1850   Room 5: Gender Democracy in Germany 1850 -1938   Room 6: Women's politics and fascism 1938 - 1958   Room 7: Female visions and concepts of the One World
Room 2
  Seven TimeSpaces, or rooms, are linked in a spiral movement. In this movement past, present, and future circulate. In the spiral of time the genesis, historical impact, and changes of a matriarchal pattern become visible. In each of the TimeSpaces particular historical and symbolical aspects of the pattern emerge. For each TimeSpace, and in each room, this historical occurrence is illustrated through the leifmotif of a woman's quotation, a specially designed pictogram, and a guiding image.  
Isis, who nurses her son Horus

The second TimeSpace, and room, recounts the pathways of matriarchal cultures.

The throne symbolizes the all-encompassing, life-oriented matriarchal power women exercised throughout history. This symbol is derived from the Egyptian hieroglyph for the sovereign Isis, which is equivalent to the word throne.

The image of Isis, who nurses her son Horus, vembodies the matriarchal tradition of the transfer of power. It illustrates a particular self-understanding of women of all social classes and cultures and has deeply influenced the depiction of the Christian mother of god Maria.

The bronze figurine, 23 cm high, from the Old-Egyption city of Tanis in the northeastern Nile delta was created in the 3rd century BC and today is in the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo.
See Kuhn, Annette: Historia. Frauengeschichte in der Spirale der Zeit. [Women's history in the spiral of time] Opladen & Farmington Hills 2010 (= Schriften aus dem Haus der FrauenGeschichte; Bd. 4), S. 59-112 [Publications from the House of Women's History, Vol. 4, pp. 59-112]

See Spirale der Zeit. Frauengeschichte sichtbar machen. Hrsg. v. Annette Kuhn, Marianne Hochgeschurz, Monika Hinterberger. Heft 2: Frauen in der Begegnung der Kulturen. Leverkusen und Michigan (USA) 2007. [Spiral of time. Making women's history visible. Edited by Annette Kuhn, Marianne Hochgeschurz, Monika Hinterberger. Issue 2: Women in the encounter of cultures.] Leverkusen und Michigan (USA) 2007

See Weibliche Macht - Matri Arche, POLITEIA - Historischer Monatskalender 2007, hrsg. v. Marianne Hochgeschurz [Female power - Matri Arche, POLITEIA - Historical Calendar 2007, edited by Marianne Hochgeschurz]
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