They lived behind a giant walled compound that kept out manboon slaves.
Always with the head binding. Not everything can be explained by head binding and the tradition itself of head binding speaks volumes about the likelihood there was an upper class of rulers just born that way.
This woman had a big brain. One wonders how easily she could think about things that modern people cannot even imagine. You have to contemplate this woman beating you in chess, repeatedly, where no modern woman could even stalemate you. Think about the different way she and her kind would have seen the world.