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The History Place - Search for Cleopatra Slide Show

The History Place - Search for Cleopatra Slide Show | Egyptian Queens | Scoop.it
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This was an excellent reasource to use because it was an Underwater Archeology project that was carried out by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and the European Institute. This decade long expedition uncovered over a hundred ancient artifacts dating back to the reign of Cleopatra VII. Some artifacts that were found were granite statues, jewelry, coins, and their were some documents found that were believed to had been written by Cleopatra VII herself. Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh to reign over Egypt from 69 BC - 30 BC, before it fell to the Roman control. Cleopatra was known for her political excellence and by all the challenges that she faced while on the thrown. An unknown fact about Cleopatra was that she was not Egyptian, but she was actually of Greek descent. Although Cleopatra's body to this day is still remains a mystery, it is believed that she committed suicide after being capture by the Romans to avoid further humiliation after the death of her lover. After her death, the Romans tried to destroy her name and wipe away everything that involves her from the face of the earth. In result, Cleopatra still remains one of histories greatest mysteries.

"The History Place - Search for Cleopatra Slide Show." The History Place - Search for Cleopatra Slide Show. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

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Tour Egypt :: Egypt: Nefertari and her Tomb in Egypt

Tour Egypt :: Egypt: Nefertari and her Tomb in Egypt | Egyptian Queens | Scoop.it
Tour Egypt reveals the secrets of The Tomb of Queen Nefertari
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Nefertari's tomb was discovered in 1904 by an Italian archeologist Schiaparelli, although mostly all of the artifacts that were found were extremely hard to actually remove from the tomb itself. Although this was true, in 1986 Ministry of Culture and the Egyptian Antiquities Organization decided to completely record and excavate the tomb to the best of their abilities. Nefertari, one of Ramases II wives, was known as "The most beautiful of them" and the "Hereditary Princess". These names were given to her in response to her high rank in society. Her tomb was described as being extremely elaborate and decorated with mural art, of depictions of her on the thrown along with goddesses.

"Tour Egypt :: Egypt: Nefertari and Her Tomb in Egypt." Egypt: Nefertari and Her Tomb in Egypt. N.p., 2 July 2011. Web. 19 Nov. 2014

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Nefertiti, Great Royal Wife and Queen of Egypt - Archaeology Magazine

Nefertiti, Great Royal Wife and Queen of Egypt - Archaeology Magazine | Egyptian Queens | Scoop.it
Ruled ca. 1348-1330 B.C.
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In the 1880's, a group of people that were living near Amarna, discovered an enormous tomb that chambered multiple different royals. But by the time Archeologists got to it, it had been badly damaged by looters, weather and time. Most of the artifacts that were there, were taken, removed and/or destroyed by the looters. Although this occurred, the archeologists were still able to find over two-hundred inscribed artifacts  that were unharmed and still in descent shape. An Eygtologist named Marc Gabolde, believed that she was indeed buried there, even though her royal suite was unfinished.

"Nefertiti, Great Royal Wife and Queen of Egypt - Archaeology Magazine." Nefertiti, Great Royal Wife and Queen of Egypt - Archaeology Magazine. N.p., 16 July 2013. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

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The tragedy of Queen Ankhesenamun, sister and wife of Tutankhamun

The tragedy of Queen Ankhesenamun, sister and wife of Tutankhamun | Egyptian Queens | Scoop.it
Everyone has heard of the famous boy king, Tutankhamun, but the name of his beloved sister and wife Ankhesenamun is rarely uttered. The tragic life of Ankhesenamun was well documented in the ancient r
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Ankhesenamun was the queen of the eighteenth dynasty of Egypt. Her name means "Her life is of Amun". She was the third child born out of six. Ankhesenamun married her half-brother Tutankhamun. Archeologists also found an inscribed ring with gold fragments that show Ankhesenamun together with Ay, the new Pharaoh of Egypt at the time.  Although it is unknown where her tomb is actually located, considering there were no funeral objects with her name engraved or depicted on them, this brings about the idea that her actual tomb is still to be uncovered and then excavated. 

Holloway, April. "The Tragedy of Queen Ankhesenamun, Sister and Wife of Tutankhamun." Ancient Origins. N.p., 13 Apr. 2014. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

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National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com

National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com | Egyptian Queens | Scoop.it
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The tomb containing "The King Herself" was discovered in 1903 by archeologist Howard Carter. He found Hatshepsut's sarcophagus in the 20th tomb in the Valley of the King's. This was one of the three she had prepared and it was empty. They could not find her mummy, so they began to wonder if her body had even survived her successors rule with them trying to erase her record of ruling. The only reason they found out that this was actually Hatshepsut's was because they found a tooth in the tomb.

Brown, Chip .. "National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com." National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com. National Geographic, Apr. 2009. Web. 19 Nov. 2014.

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