Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Cleopatra - The Story That Hasn't Been Told

The story of Cleopatra has been told throughout the ages. Yet much of what is known about her is from the standpoint of the Romans who understandably hid much of the truth. In fact, much of the queen's history was buried under the sea.

Until now.

In its world premiere exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the world will finally gaze upon objects seen only by humans who lived during the time of their creation. Instead of attempting to describe it, here are the words from the Franklin Institute exhibit:

"The world of Cleopatra, which has been lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, surfaces in this new exhibition, Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, making its world premiere at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology (IEASM), the exhibition features never before seen artifacts, and takes visitors inside the present-day search for Cleopatra, which extends from the sands of Egypt to the depths of the Bay of Aboukir near Alexandria."

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