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  • The Wisdom of Cleopatra

    07/21/2016 7:00:10 PM PDT · by wildbill · 7 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | july 14, 2016 | Natalia KLimczak
    Cleopatra VII is not only a famous person in history, she is also the icon of a rich and powerful culture. She was usually depicted as a lover of great men, but the truth was different. More important than her love life was her educational pursuits. Cleopatra VII could be called one of the greatest intellectuals of her times.
  • Rupert Murdoch Defends Moses Movie Casting: ďSince When Are Egyptians Not White?Ē

    11/29/2014 10:56:58 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 82 replies
    Showbiz411 ^ | November 28, 2014 | Roger Friedman
    Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter tonight to defend 20th Century Fox's new movie "Exodus" that casts Christian Bale as Moses, and a variety of white actors as Egyptians. Thereís been scuffle on Twitter ever since Murdoch made his observations. And a lot of this stems from a quote director Ridley Scott gave Variety about why he didnít use Egyptian or Arab actors for the film. He said: "I canít mount a film of this budget, where I have to rely on tax rebates in Spain, and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such," Scott says. "I'm just...
  • Make It So! Sayeth Cleopatra

    06/21/2016 6:35:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Archaeology, Volume 54 Number 1 ^ | January/February 2001 | Angela M. H. Schuster
    A single Greek word, ginesthoi, or "make it so," written at the bottom of a Ptolemaic papyrus may have been written by the Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII herself, says Dutch papyrologist Peter van Minnen of the University of Groningen. Received in Alexandria on Mecheir 26 (February 23, 33 B.C.), the papyrus text, recycled for use in the construction of a cartonnage mummy case found by a German expedition at Abusir in 1904, appears to be a royal ordinance granting tax exemption to one Publius Canidius, an associate of Mark Antony's who would command his land army during the Battle of...
  • The face of Cleopatra: Scientists recreate the first true image of the legendary beauty

    12/15/2008 9:59:29 AM PST · by yankeedame · 52 replies · 6,476+ views
    DailyMail.uk ^ | 15th December 2008 | Fiona Macrae
    The face of Cleopatra: Scientists recreate the first true image of the legendary beauty ...Cambridge University Egyptologist...believes the computer-generated 3D image is the best likeness of the legendary beauty... Pieced together from images on ancient artefacts, including a ring dating from Cleopatra's reign 2000 years ago, it is the culmination of more than a year of painstaking research. Likeness: The computer-generated 3D image has been pieced together from images on ancient artefacts The result is a strikingly beautiful young woman of mixed ethnicity... ...reflect the monarch's Greek heritage as well as her Egyptian upbringing. ...'She probably wasnít just completely European....
  • Egypt: Tomb Of Cleopatra And Lover To Be Uncovered

    04/25/2008 7:44:34 PM PDT · by blam · 82 replies · 8,437+ views
    Adnkronos ^ | 4-24-2008
    Egypt: Tomb of Cleopatra and lover to be uncovered Cairo, 24 April(AKI) - Archaeologists have revealed plans to uncover the 2000 year-old tomb of ancient Egypt's most famous lovers, Cleopatra and the Roman general Mark Antony later this year. Zahi Hawass, prominent archaeologist and director of Egypt's superior council for antiquities announced a proposal to test the theory that the couple were buried together. He discussed the project in Cairo at a media conference about the ancient pharaohs. Hawass said that the remains of the legendary Egyptian queen and her Roman lover, Mark Antony, were inside a temple called Tabusiris...
  • Researchers claim to have found Cleopatra's murdered sister in Turkey

    02/27/2013 4:09:03 PM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    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 ArsinŲe 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.
  • Snake unlikely to have killed Cleopatra

    10/21/2015 1:16:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | October 21, 2015 | Mike Addelman
    Academics at The University of Manchester have dismissed the long-held argument that the ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra was killed by a snake bite. Andrew Gray, curator of herpetology at Manchester Museum, says venomous snakes in Egypt -- cobras or vipers -- would have been too large to get unseen into the queen's palace. He was speaking to Egyptologist Dr Joyce Tyldesley in a new video which is part of a new online course introducing ancient Egyptian history, using six items from the Museum's collection. According to Dr Tyldesley, the ancient accounts say a snake hid in a basket of figs...
  • Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Jennifer Lawrence Is Paid Less Than Her Male Co-Stars

    12/13/2014 5:59:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    One of the most prominent A-list presences in the emails ripped from Sonyís servers by the hacking collective Guardians of Peace is none other than Jennifer Lawrence (who is, sadly, no stranger to hacking herself). Lawrence and her fabulous email handle (peanutbutt) make several cameos in the leak, including numerous pleasant exchanges with Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, over her dazzling turn in American Hustle, which was co-financed by Sony arm Columbia Pictures. Thereís also an interesting email exchange between Pascal and Brian Helgeland, screenwriter of the planned Cleopatra biopic, with Pascal suggesting that Helgeland dump Angelina Jolie...
  • Hollywood producer attacks Angelina Jolie as 'spoiled brat with rampaging ego'

    12/12/2014 8:15:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Nick Allen
    Hollywood producer attacks Angelina Jolie as 'spoiled brat with rampaging ego' In embarrassing emails leaked by Sony hackers Scott Rudin, producer of The Social Network and The Queen, claims the star's planned remake of Cleopatra will be an "ego bath" By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 8:14PM GMT 10 Dec 2014 An Oscar-winning Hollywood producer reportedly attacked Angelina Jolie as a "spoiled brat with a rampaging ego" in leaked emails. Scott Rudin, who produced films including The Social Network, Notes on a Scandal, Moneyball, and The Queen, made the comments in what appear to be a series of angry exchanges with...
  • 'Indiana Jones'-Like Archeologist Says He's Found Cleopatra's Tomb

    05/25/2008 1:02:47 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 30 replies · 2,544+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2008 | The Sunday Times
    A flamboyant archeologist known worldwide for his trademark Indiana Jones hat believes he has identified the site where Cleopatra is buried. Now, with a team of 12 archeologists and 70 excavators, Zahi Hawass, 60, the head of Egyptís Supreme Council of Antiquities, has begun the search for her tomb. In addition, after a breakthrough two weeks ago, Hawass hopes to find Cleopatra's lover, the Roman general Mark Antony, sharing her last resting place at the site of a temple, the Taposiris Magna, 28 miles west of Alexandria.
  • Tut-Tut: Did Nat Geo Bribe Egypt's Famed Indiana Jones?

    10/28/2013 7:28:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Vocativ ^ | Oct 27, 2013 | Aram Roston
    Vocativ has learned that the Justice Department has opened a criminal bribery investigation into the prestigious nonprofit. At issue: Nat Geo's tangled relationship with Dr. Zahi Hawass, a world-famous Indiana JonesĖtype figure who for years served as the official gatekeeper to Egypt's glittering antiquities. Beginning in 2001 and continuing for a decade, National Geographic paid the archaeologist between $80,000 and $200,000 a year for his expertise. The payments came at a time when the popularity of mummies and pharaohs was helping transform the 125-year-old explorer society into a juggernaut with multiple glossies, a publishing house and a television channel. But...
  • Supermarket molluscs reveal Roman secret

    09/12/2003 9:17:38 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 47 replies · 791+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 12 September, 2003 | Kristine Krug
    The secret of imperial purple has been rediscovered. A British amateur chemist has worked out how the ancient Romans dyed the togas of emperors this deep colour thanks to a bacterium found in cockles from the supermarket Tesco. The hue had special significance as the colour of imperial power. Cleopatra also had the sails on her ship dyed the same colour. The recipe for the dye had been kept a craft secret, even in ancient Egypt and Rome. There are few references to the dying process in the historical literature. Green to purple Modern chemistry can make every shade of...
  • Angelina Jolie draws criticism for being 'too white' to play Cleopatra in upcoming Scott Rudin film

    06/21/2010 7:43:10 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 109 replies · 3+ views
    Daily News ^ | June 19, 2010 | Meena Hartenstein
    Angelina Jolie is one of the most beautiful women in the world, but her "perfect" looks have some critics complaining she's all wrong for her latest role. Earlier this month producer Scott Rudin got the Internet buzzing with his announcement that he was developing a Cleopatra biopic "for and with Jolie" based on Stacy Schiff's book "Cleopatra: A Life." Schiff raved about the choice, telling USA Today, "Physically, she's the perfect look." But some members of the African American community beg to differ -- they are outraged by the casting decision and say Jolie is "too white" to play the...
  • Race row erupts over casting of Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra

    06/17/2010 8:16:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 158 replies · 3,003+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 17, 2010 | Sophie Forbes
    She hasn't even been officially confirmed as having the role, but Angelina Jolie is already receiving criticism over her possible portrayal of the legendary Queen of the Nile. Jolie, who turned 35 last week, is caught up in a racially charged debate over whether the role should of been played by a black woman. The Egyptian royal was most famously portrayed Elizabeth Taylor in 1963. The new film's producer, Scott Rudin, previously told USA Today the role is being developed with Angelina in mind as she has 'the perfect look'. But this statement has angered members of the African American...
  • Cleopatra Not First Female Pharoah of Her Line: Queen Arsinoe II, an Olympian medalist...

    12/12/2010 8:29:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thursday, December 2, 2010 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Cleopatra may not have been ancient Egypt's only female pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty -- Queen ArsinoŽ II, a woman who competed in and won Olympic events, came first, some 200 years earlier, according to a new study into a unique Egyptian crown. After analyzing details and symbols of the crown worn by ArsinoŽ and reinterpreting Egyptian reliefs, Swedish researchers... suggest that Queen ArsinoŽ II (316-270 B.C.) was the first female pharaoh belonging to Ptolemy's family -- the dynasty that ruled Egypt for some 300 years until the Roman conquest of 30 B.C. While researchers largely agree on ArsinoŽ's prominence...
  • The Bombshell: Our Cleopatra Moment [ review of "Cleopatra: A Life" ]

    12/08/2010 6:31:06 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Bookslut ^ | December 2010 | Jenny McPhee
    We are in a Cleopatra moment. Three books featuring the notorious Egyptian queen have been published in the past few months of which Cleopatra: A Life by Pulitzer-Prize winning biographer Stacy Schiff is generating bombshell-size buzz. Michiko Kakutani gave Schiff's book a rave in The New York Times, the biography was fodder for Maureen Dowd's op-ed column (NYT), on NPR Tina Brown declared Schiff's book a "must-read" on the subject of women and power, Judith Thurman's round-up (The New Yorker) of the goddess' most recent chroniclers conferred upon Schiff's opus alone the honorific "a work of literature." But the mega-buzz...
  • Cleopatra Killed by Drug Cocktail?

    07/02/2010 6:04:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Thursday, July 1, 2010 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt, died from swallowing a lethal drug cocktail and not from a snake bite, a new study claims. According to Christoph Schšfer, a German historian and professor at the University of Trier, the legendary beauty queen was unlikely to have committed suicide by letting an asp -- an Egyptian cobra -- sink into her flesh... "The Roman historian Cassius Dio, writing about 200 years after Cleopatra's demise, stated that she died a quiet and pain-free death, which is not compatible with a cobra bite. Indeed, the snake's venom would have caused a painful and disfiguring...
  • Angelina Jolie Race Row

    She hasn't even been officially confirmed as having the role, but Angelina Jolie is already receiving criticism over her possible portrayal of the legendary Queen of the Nile. Jolie, who turned 35 last week, is caught up in a racially charged debate over whether the role should have been played by a black woman Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1287505/Race-row-erupts-casting-Angelina-Jolie-Cleopatra.html#ixzz0rDMI1hT4
  • Race row erupts over casting of Angelina Jolie as Cleopatra

    06/18/2010 4:13:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 77 replies · 1,504+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 17, 2010 | Sophie Forbes
    She hasn't even been officially confirmed as having the role, but Angelina Jolie is already receiving criticism over her possible portrayal of the legendary Queen of the Nile. Jolie, who turned 35 last week, is caught up in a racially charged debate over whether the role should of been played by a black woman. The Egyptian royal was most famously portrayed Elizabeth Taylor in 1963. The new film's producer, Scott Rudin, previously told USA Today the role is being developed with Angelina in mind as she has 'the perfect look'. But this statement has angered members of the African American...
  • Salvaging Cleopatra's Watery Palace

    05/26/2010 1:50:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies · 473+ views
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | May 26,2010 | Biggirl
    May 25: The recently excavated statuette of a boy Pharaoh, dating from the 4th or 5th century B.C., is shown with other artifacts onboard the Princess Duda research boat, anchored in the harbor of Alexandria, Egypt. An international team of archaeological divers led by French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio is using advanced technology to explore the submerged ruins of a palace and temple complex from where Queen Cleopatra ruled.