Ancient Egypt by Jon White (ed.)

By Jon White (ed.)

Step again in time and stroll the banks of the River Nile to benefit what made this society probably the most robust historical civilisations in background. Meet essentially the most iconic pharaohs, journey the awe-inspiring landmarks raised of their honour, determine the non secular tenets that dictated way of life or even discover ways to learn the hieroglyphs!

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Cleopatra and her brother both needed Caesar’s support. Cleopatra met with Caesar before their scheduled meeting and managed to sway his vote. Her methods can be left to the imagination. Was it true love? Although the union was initially spawned from mutual political gain and the two were forbidden by Roman law to marry, Cleopatra seemed to stay loyal to Caesar and had his child. How did it end? This love affair was cut short when Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March. Roman, 83-30 BCE How did they get together?

If there was ever a time to act, it was now. Without her powerful Roman lover by her side she needed an ally who could assure her rule, one who wasn’t going to lead a rebellion against her. Brothers, she had learned, could not be trusted. Later that year the youngest Ptolemy was found dead, seemingly poisoned. The people’s grief was muted; the death of Ptolemies, however young, was not so uncommon in Egypt, and the people had a new pharaoh to replace him: the young Caesarion. Cleopatra had finally done it, she was Egypt’s pharaoh, and with her son an infant she was ruling alone in all but name.

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