[Surfnetkids: 07 Dec 2011] Cleopatra

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#1. December 07, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

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#2. Cleopatra

by Barbara J. Feldman

Cleopatra Printable (** for premium members only)

She is known in pop culture as simply Cleopatra, although there were six Egyptian queens before her with the same name. Cleopatra VII (69 – 30 BCE) was the last pharaoh in the Ptolemy dynasty, and although ruthless at times, her intelligence and charm captured history’s imagination.

Biography: Cleopatra VII
“The stories and myths surrounding Cleopatra’s tragic life inspired a number of books, movies, and plays, including Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare. Cleopatra has become one of the most well-known ancient Egyptians.” This three-page biography includes links to related bios, such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. You can also explore bios in Related Groups, which include Famous Queens, and Loved to Death (those killed in a crime of passion over lost love.)

British Museum: Cleopatra of Egypt
Take a virtual tour of highlights from the 2001 British Museum’s Cleopatra of Egypt exhibit. Each of the fourteen objects is annotated, and a click on the thumbnail (or the magnifying glass) brings up a beautiful, enlarged view of the art piece. “The exhibition traced Cleopatra’s life as queen of Egypt and her liaisons with the two great Roman leaders of the day, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.”

Field Musuem: Cleopatra of Egypt
“Cleopatra was descended from a line of rulers that began with Ptolemy I, a general who served under Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCE.” Although the Cleopatra of Egypt exhibit has long left Chicago, you can still explore parts of it online. Best clicks include the quick facts page, the “Who Was Cleopatra?” quiz, and the Flash simulation game. In the game, you will help archaeologists search Alexandria for shards from an early portrait of Cleopatra, then reassemble the pieces.

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Cleopatra Printable

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Egyptian Pyramids Printable
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#6. Quote of the Week

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” ~~ Albert Einstein ~~ (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) was a German-born American theoretical physicist. Click here for more Albert Einstein quotes.

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