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Tunnel Possibly Leading to Cleopatra’s Tomb Found

Archaeologists recently discovered an underground tunnel, which may lead to the long-lost tomb of the Greek Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, beneath Egypt’s ancient Taposiris Magna Temple. Cleopatra was the last ruler of Ptolemaic Egypt from 51 to 30 B.C.E. The...

Cleopatra, The Greek Queen of Ancient Egypt

The ethnic background of Cleopatra, the famed queen of Ancient Egypt, has been a persistent topic of conversation for years. Despite the fact that she ruled over Egypt, Cleopatra was Greek. Cleopatra VII Philopater ruled over Ancient Egypt from 51...

Ancient Greeks Used Cosmetics in Eternal Search for Beauty

The Greek word "kosmetika" is the root of the English word ‘cosmetics.’ The word also meant any product that protected the hair and face.

Cleopatra and Antony Celebrated their Love on Samos, the Mykonos of Ancient Greece

Cleopatra, the Greek Queen of Ancient Egypt, and Marc Antony, the famous Roman general, spent time in their decadent love affair on the Greek island of Samos in the summer of 32 B.C. At the time, Samos was regarded as...

Cleopatra’s Favorite Perfume Recreated

Scientists have recreated Cleopatra's favorite perfume from a recipe written in Ancient Greek nearly two millennia ago. The Greek queen of ancient Egypt's legacy as an exotic, seductive, and powerful ruler of Egypt has persisted throughout the centuries. While she is...

Cleopatra’s Secret Drinking Club

Cleopatra was not just a famed Greek queen of Ancient Egypt but was also known for her love of parties. She even created her own secret drinking club. The famous ancient ruler became well known during her time for her...

Warrior Women: the Ancient World Was Full of Female Fighters

Anything is possible in the world of computer games – except women who fight, apparently. By Eve MacDonald One of the great things about computer games is that anything is possible in the almost endless array of situations on offer, whether they are realistic...

Greek or Arab? Race Controversy Erupts Over White Actress Portraying Cleopatra

The internet exploded this past weekend when the beautiful Israeli action star Gal Gadot was chosen to portray the Egyptian queen Cleopatra in a new movie from Paramount directed by Patty Jenkins. Written by Greek-American screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis, the film...

Laeta Kalogridis to Write New ‘Cleopatra’ Movie Featuring Gal Gadot

A new "Cleopatra" movie featuring Gal Gadot has been announced, with Greek-American screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis selected to write the new film. The movie will be produced through Paramount Pictures, currently being led by Jim Gianopulos, who won the rights to...

Vergina Royal Tombs Mystery Solved

"A nearly 40-year-old mystery concerning the Royal Tombs of Vergina has finally been solved," experts claim in a recent study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" journal. In their study, entitled "The lameness of King Philip II...