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Exploring the Graeco-Roman Heritage of Nubia

Across the Mediterranean from Greece on the continent of Africa is the region of Nubia, an area that covers parts of what is now Upper Egypt and Sudan. This is where, in the days of antiquity, Greek warriors marched...

Alexander’s Legacy: The Ptolemaic Era of Greek Rule in Egypt

When Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 332 BCE, he signaled the beginning of the era of Ptolemaic rule. His general Ptolemy established the Ptolemaic dynasty that would govern the vast lands of Egypt for the next 300 years. The...

The Black Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Netflix's Queen Cleopatra docuseries has caused an immense storm of controversy surrounding its depiction of Cleopatra VII Philopator as a black woman, and whilst Cleopatra herself was not black, there were indeed black pharaohs who ruled over Egypt at...

Greece-Egypt Sign High Level Cooperation Agreement

Greece and Egypt signed an agreement on the establishment of the High-Level Cooperation Council in Cairo on Sunday. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi made joint statements after signing the agreement. The Greece-Egypt bilateral agreement was...

$183B Seaside Mega City in Egypt Set to Rival Mediterranean Hotspots

A $183 billion seaside mega city, New Alamein, in Egypt, is touted to become the crown jewel of the Mediterranean, luring tourists away from traditional European holiday destinations such as Greece, Italy and Spain. Nestled along the sparkling north coast,...

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb: Archaeologist in Egypt Thrills with New Clues

After two years of new excavation work, Dr Kathleen Martinez, a determined archaeologist who has been searching for Cleopatra's tomb in Egypt since 2005 has released a new update on the whereabouts of the ancient Egyptian queen's resting place. In...

Giant Statue of Ramesses the Great Uncovered in Egypt

Archaeologists uncovered the upper part of a large statue of Ramesses II during excavations in Egypt’s Minya. Ramesses II, commonly known as Ramesses the Great, was the third pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty during the New Kingdom period. He is widely...

Ancient Gymnasium Unearthed in Oasis Shows Impact of Greek Life in Egypt

In 2017, when the ruins of an ancient Greek gymnasium were discovered in an oasis of a desert in Egypt, archaeologists said that it was the first of its kind. The Watfa gymnasium that was used to train young Greek-speaking...

Cleopatra, The Greek Queen of Ancient Egypt

Cleopatra VII Philopater ruled over Ancient Egypt from 51 to 30 BC and was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt. After her death, the Roman Empire took control of the country. The Ptolemaic Dynasty was formed by...

What Was Ancient Egypt Like Under Roman Rule?

The Ptolemaic Dynasty ruled Egypt for nearly three centuries. This Greek dynasty came to an end when the Romans defeated the famous Mark Antony and Cleopatra. What was Egypt like under Roman rule? How was it different or similar...