Skip to comments.Researchers claim to have found Cleopatra's murdered sister in Turkey
Posted on 02/27/2013 4:09:03 PM PST by Perdogg
An archaeologist who claimed to have found the bones of Cleopatra's murdered half-sister says they are pinning their hopes on new forensic techniques to conclusively identify the remains.
It was claimed that the remains of Princess Arsinöe IV, who was murdered more than 2,000 years ago on the orders of Egypt's queen Cleopatra, were the first relics of the Ptolemaic dynasty to be identified.
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An ancient Turducken found?
I’m usually bothered by all the responses trying to make a funny on these sorts of threads, but the first thing to cross my mind when I rad that headline was “Turducken.”
I would be interested to know how they can trace remains to a specific person, especially when its so far from home.
I was thinking the same thing. I know they found the tomb of Phillip of Macedon but I don’t think he was kin to Ptolemy.
Today, Obama blamed the murder on 'those evil REPUBLICANS and Tea Party Members!' according to the DRIVE BY Media..
Bill Clinton said that he would like to JUMP those bones...'Cleopatra was beautiful, so I bet her half sister was as beautiful, so I wouldn't mind having sex with them...,' Clinton said.
“An ancient Turducken found?”
My first thought as well. We should have a beer sometime...
***Princess Arsinöe IV, who was murdered more than 2,000 years ago on the orders of Egypt’s queen Cleopatra,****
This is not new news. It was on a TV program about a year or two ago. It was believed that the Princess was actually killed on the orders of Augustus Caesar to destroy any claims to the Egyptian throne.
FINALLY!.. whew, thats a load, I thought that we could wait 3000 years as usual, still waiting for Vince Foster, JFK, checking watch.. :)
Contrary to popular belief, I didn’t do it. I have an alibi.
She may be out of his “age bracket.” I think the South American mummy he was hitting on was a couple thousand years older. But then, he’d hit Monica Lewinski, so maybe he’s like Laz and will hit anything.
About forty five years ago I read an interesting book about Cleopatra and how she controlled Roman officers. According to the historians, she gave Caesar and the top command Monica Lewenski treatments. Same for Mark Anthony
She believed she was “stealing their power”.
Arsinoe was killed on the orders of Mark Antony, the triumvir controlling the East, to please her sister Cleopatra, in 41 BC.
Octavian didn’t get control of this region till about 10 years later.
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if they dig further, they’ll find remains of a ancient Maury Povich stage set. “I Killed My Half-Sistah”
Cleopatra and Anthony could be real bast*rds when they had to be—that went with the territory of being a ruler (still is—if you doubt this just ask Princess Diana—but you might need a Ouija Board). I think that the great game they were playing forced them to do in this young woman—they lost the power struggle with Octavian/Augustus Caesar or a whole different Roman Empire might have existed—one with more of an Egyptian Flavor —one that might have not forced the Jews into rebellion, maybe one where Jesus didn’t threaten things??? What might have been if Cleopatra hadn’t fled at Actium?
Cleopatra and Anthony could be real bast*rds when they had to bethat went with the territory of being a ruler (still isif you doubt this just ask Princess Dianabut you might need a Ouija Board). I think that the great game they were playing forced them to do in this young womanthey lost the power struggle with Octavian/Augustus Caesar or a whole different Roman Empire might have existedone with more of an Egyptian Flavor one that might have not forced the Jews into rebellion, maybe one where Jesus didnt threaten things??? What might have been if Cleopatra hadnt fled at Actium? Egyptian Flavor? Hardly? Egypt under Ptolemaic rule was more like a Greco-Roman flavor then Egyptian, heck Greek was even the official language of the country under Ptolemy rule cause the Ptolemies didn't even bother to learn Egyptian. Egyptians and Jews weren't anymore thrilled about their Hellenistic overloads then they were about the Romans who came later. Ptolemy IV Philopater and Ptolemy V Epiphanes both hated the Jews. They persecuted Jews for about 40 years during their reigns and they desecrated their temples. The Ptolemys and the other Hellenistic Dynasty in that area the Seleucuns fought against each other over territory and many times Egyptian and Jewish people were caught up in the crossfire. The Jewish people were finally glad to be rid of the Ptolemys after the Seleucuns took over in Judea but they didnt fare much better under their rule either.
As far as Arsinoe goes, those aren't the bones of Arsinoe. The remains are far too young to be of the Ptolemaic Princess. Also don't be fooled. She was as rutheless as all other Ptomelies were. That family was made up of all power-crazed megalomaniacs right down to the last of them.
A week or so ago I picked up the Liz Taylor “Cleopatra” on BluRay — always has been a better-looking than better-sounding movie (the script is kinda awful) but the transfer is eye-popping.
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