The Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra Exhibit – Franklin Institute

From 5 June 2010 through 2 January 2011 the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hosted a spectaular traveling exhibition: “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt.”

Though most of any actual likenesses of the Queen of Egypt had been destroyed following her downfall, searches continue in the effort to recreate much of the time period surrounding her rule of Egypt.

Cleopatra VII Philopator, a member of the Greek Ptolemaic dynasty, was the last Pharoah of Ancient Egypt. She is remembered for her liaison with Julius Ceasar, with whom she had a son Ceasarion, as well as her relationship with Mark Anthony.

Following are a selection of images that have been excavated, salvaged or otherwise found that are from the time of the queen:

 Head of Serapis 
 Naos of the Decades
Egyptian calendar and hieroglyphics on the side of Naos 
 Unknown Eqyptian Queen 
 Ceasarion – son of Cleopatra and Julius Ceasar 
Words believed written by Cleopatra and their translation

The “Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt” exhibition is well worth a visit, to not only learn more of her history but also to marvel at the remnants that have been salvaged from her time as Pharoah.

Over For Now.

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