Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Cleopatra in Cincinnati

More than 150 artifacts - that when combined together weigh over 30 tons - are showcased in Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt
until September 5 at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Cincinnati is one of only five stops that will feature the exhibit in the United States.

Of Greek descent, Cleopatra was handed the throne at the young age of 17. Ancient texts indicate that she was fluent in seven languages, including Egpytian, which established her as the first pharaoh of the Macedonian line to do so.

Thanks to the archaeological findings of Dr Zahi Hawass and Frank Goddio, both on land and underwater, two ancient cities have been recovered, and buried amidst the statues, jewellery and coins found are clues to the mysterious life of one of the most powerful women in history.

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