It is the first intact royal tomb of its kind.
There's a theory that much of women's role in the past has been repressed. Some people claim there was a Golden Age in prehistory where the matriarchy ruled, but no evidence has been found to prove or disprove this. However, misogyny rules to this day in many cultures.
The ritual denunciation of women constitutes something on the order of a cultural constant, reaching back to the Old Testament as well as to Ancient Greece and extending through the fifteenth century.
Documents of all the ancient cultures (Greek, Roman, Mosaic, Hebrew, Celtic, Germanic, Assyrian, Christian, Babylonian) depict women as already subordinated to men socially and legally.
Ancient women warriors who led their troops into battle: Amazons, Queen Artemisia, Queen Boudicca, Queen Samsi, Queen Tomyris, Trung Sisters, ...
Great women rulers:
Hatshepsut, Queen of Egypt, 15th century B.C. Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt, 14th Century B.C.
Sammuramat, Assyrian Queen, 9th Century B.C. Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, 69-30 B.C.
Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England and of France, 1122-1202. Joan of Arc, Leader of the French Army, 1412-1431
Isabella I of Castile, Queen of Spain, 1451-150. Catherine de Medici, Queen of France, 1519-1589 and so on.
Little is known about the family or tribal structure of ancient mankind. I believe women were once strong and powerful before recorded history. They sat by a fire in their nice warm cave and sent the men out to hunt. This allowed them to chat amongst themselves while they nursed the children, thereby developing the ability to multi-task, while men had to focus on one thing—to find food.