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Trace the interesting history of the children of the great Queen of Egypt [Ancient Egypt Rome] [People] [Cleopatra]
Cleopatra, the Last Pharaoh
When Cleopatra VII ascended the Egyptian throne, she was only seventeen. She reigned as Queen Philopator and Pharaoh between 51 and 30 BC, and died at the age of 39. Before glancing at Cleopatra's reign, let us first have a look at the keys to her rise and fall. The demise of the Ptolemies power coincided with the rise of the Roman Empire. Having little choice, and seeing city after the other falling into Rome's grip, the Ptolemies decided to ally with the Romans, a pact that lasted for two centuries. During the rule of the later Ptolemies, Rome gained more and more power over Egypt, and was even declared guardian of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Cleopatra's father, Ptolemy XII had to pay tribute to the Romans to keep them away from his Kingdom. Upon his death, the fall of the Dynasty seemed even closer. [People in History] [Tools and Searches]
Egyptian Kings List and more
Great African Queens
Known and unknown
[People in History]
Rulers of Ancient Egypt
The kings and pharaohs of ancient Egypt from the 1st dynasty to the Byzantine emperors. Note: Brief descriptions.
Tomb of Niankhkhanum and Khanumhotep
In 1964 in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian archaeologist Ahmed Moussa discovered a series of tombs with rock-cut passages in the escarpment facing the causeway that lead to the pyramid of Unas. Soon after the Chief Inspector Mounir Basta reported crawling on his hands and knees through the passages, entering one of the Old Kingdom tombs.
Who Was Who Among the Royal Mummies
Identifying Egyptian Mummies
[People in History]
Who's Who of Egypt
We have all heard of rulers such as Rameses the Great, but what about the other important people of Egypt. Throughout the history of this great land, there have always been people working alongside the rulers to make things happen. We have compiled an extensive list of these important, but sometimes forgotten people. Note: Brief descriptions.