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QUEEN. There are several kinds of queens in some countries. 1. Queen regnant, is a woman who possesses in her own right the executive power of the country.
     2. Queen consort, is the wife of a king.
     3. Queen dowager is the widow of a king. In the United States there is no one with this title.

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By mischance, the Chinese historians confounded two such queendoms, one in Eastern Tibet and one in Western Tibet or at the confines of the latter.
Even from the mythological perspective, it does not seem possible to play off one of the two queendoms against the other and declare one of them as unreal or mere fiction.
The description of both queendoms is more or less the same, in particular, both are associated with the elite's burial custom of removing the skin and keeping the bones, mixed with gold, in painted vases (Eberhard, ibid.