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Cleopatra

Thu, 2 Dec 10

Duration: 43 mins

Melvyn Bragg explores the life of the last Egyptian pharaoh, Queen Cleopatra. Famous for her beauty, wit and passionate love affairs with both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, she is also famous for her death, by her own hand by a poisonous snake bite. Melvyn is joined by Catharine Edwards, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at Birkbeck, University of London; Maria Wyke, Professor of Latin at University College London; and Susan Walker, Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford.

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Cleopatra VII Philopator (Late 69 BC - August 12, 30 BC) was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

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In a joint collaboration, both renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass and archaeologist Goddio present Cleopatra in a new light through ancient items shown for the first time in a superbly illustrated book.

"Cleopatra: the Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" reveals a glimpse of her life through objects of diverse materials such as bronze, ceramics, potteries and various stones. All these items were submerged as a result of earthquakes and tsunamis recorded in ancient texts such as the tsunami that rocked Alexandria in 365 A.D.

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French Explorer Searches For More Cleopatra-Era Artifacts

The underwater explorer who is excavating the site of Queen Cleopatra's palaces and cities says there could be more interesting artifacts found before the Cleopatra exhibit arrives in Philadelphia in June.
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Described as a great queen, a beautiful lover, and a political schemer, Cleopatra is one of history's great icons. However, with almost no remaining evidence of her existence, details of Cleopatra's life remained a mystery - until now.
In one of the world's most exciting finds, archaeologists believe they have discovered the skeleton of Cleopatra's sister, who was murdered by Cleopatra and Mark Antony. Journeying from Egypt to Turkey, Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer uncovers the story of a ruthless queen who would kill her siblings for power.
Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer premieres on Jan 10 at 8pm and repeats the same night at 11pm, Jan 11 at 7am and 1pm, Jan 14 at 6pm and Jan 17 at 3am and 7am on Discovery Channel.

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Archaeologists on Thursday hoisted a 9-ton temple pylon from the waters of the Mediterranean that was part of the palace complex of the fabled Cleopatra before it became submerged for centuries in the harbour of Alexandria
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What becomes a legend most? If you're a woman, the formula is straightforward. Your best bets are the three D's: delusion (Joan of Arc), disability (Helen Keller), death (Sylvia Plath). You get extra points for the savage, sudden or surprising demise, as Evita, Amelia or Diana attests. At the head of the list of untimely self-destructors comes of course Cleopatra VII, for whose tomb a search begins shortly, on an Egyptian hilltop west of Alexandria.
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The tombs of the doomed lovers Cleopatra and Mark Anthony may have been discovered in Egypt, scientists announced yesterday.
Archaeologists will begin excavating three likely sites near the Mediterranean next week.
Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said the sites were identified last month during a radar survey of the temple of Taposiris Magna as part of the search for the tombs.

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Archaeologists will begin excavating sites in Egypt next week in an attempt to solve a mystery that has stymied historians for hundreds of years: Where is the final resting place of doomed lovers Cleopatra and Mark Antony?

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