Ptolemaic Kingdom
The Ptolemaic Kingdom (/ˌtɒləˈmeɪ.ɪk/; Greek: Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία, Ptolemaïkḕ Basileía) was a Hellenistic kingdom based in Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty which started with Ptolemy I...
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Rosetta comet lander tells magnetic story
The comet being trailed through space by Europe's Rosetta probe has no magnetic field of its own - an important observation in the understanding of how the icy dirt-ball formed billions of years ago.
The destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria
Alexandria, one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, was founded by Alexander the Great after his conquest of Egypt in 332 BC.  After the death of Alexander in Babylon in 323 BC, Egypt fe
Ptolemaic Kingdom
The Ptolemaic Kingdom (Greek: Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία) in and around Egypt began following Alexander the Great's conquest in 332 BC and ended with the death of C...
Ptolemaic army
The Ptolemaic army was the army of the Ptolemaic Macedonian kings that ruled Egypt from 305 to 30 BC. Like most of the other armies of the Diadochi, it was very much Macedonian in style, with the use ...
Ptolemaic Egypt
The Ptolemaic Kingdom (/ˌtɒləˈmeɪ.ɪk/; Greek: Πτολεμαϊκὴ βασιλεία, Ptolemaïkḕ Basileía) was a Hellenistic kingdom based in Egypt. It was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty which started with Ptolemy I...
Ptolemaic Egypt - Wikipedia
Cleopatra
CleopatraQlwpdrt Horus name (1): Wer(et)-neb(et)-neferu-achet-sehWr(.t)-nb(.t)-nfrw-3ḫ(t)-sḥ The great Lady of perfection, excellent in counsel Horus name (2): Weret-tut-en-it-esWr.t-twt-n-jt=s The...
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Ptolemaic dynasty
The Ptolemaic dynasty /ˌtɒləˈmeɪ.ɨk/ (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖοι, Ptolemaioi), sometimes also known as the Lagids /ˈlædʒɨdz/ or Lagidae /ˈlædʒɨˌdiː/ (Ancient Greek: Λαγίδαι, Lagidai, after La...
Ptolemaic dynasty - Wikipedia
Cleopatra III of Egypt
Cleopatra III (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα; 161–101 BC) was a queen of Egypt 142–101 BC.Cleopatra III was also known as Cleopatra Euergetis while associated with her husband Ptolemy VIII or her son P...
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Ptolemy XI Alexander II
Ptolemy XI Alexander II (Πτολεμαῖος Ἀλέξανδρος, Ptolemaĩos Aléxandros) was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty who ruled Egypt for a few days in 80 BC.Ptolemy XI was born to Ptolemy X Alexande...
Berenice Venus
Berenice Venus or "The Benghazi Venus" is an ancient Cyrenaican Greek marble statue of the goddess of sexuality and erotic love Venus (150-100 BC). It was found in Benghazi, Libya. which may have once...
Rosetta comet lander tells magnetic story
The comet being trailed through space by Europe's Rosetta probe has no magnetic field of its own - an important observation in the understanding of how the icy dirt-ball formed billions of years ago.
The destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria
Alexandria, one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, was founded by Alexander the Great after his conquest of Egypt in 332 BC.  After the death of Alexander in Babylon in 323 BC, Egypt fe
Battle of Panium
The Battle of Panium (also known as Paneion, Ancient Greek: Πάνειον, or Paneas, Πανειάς) was fought in 200 BC between Seleucid and Ptolemaic forces as part of the Syrian Wars. The Seleucids were ...
Cleopatra V of Egypt
Cleopatra V Tryphaena of Egypt (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Τρύφαινα, born c. 95 BC, died c. 69/68 BC or c. 57 BC) was a Ptolemaic Queen of Egypt. She is the only surely attested wife of Ptolemy XII.
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Insinger Papyrus
Insinger Papyrus (Papyrus Insinger) is a papyrus find from Ancient Egypt and contains one of the oldest extant writings about Egyptian wisdom teachings (Sebayt). The manuscript is dated to around the ...
Insinger Papyrus - Wikipedia
Tryphiodorus
Tryphiodorus (Greek: Τρυφιόδωρος Tryphiodoros) is an incorrect spelling for Triphiodorus (Greek: Τριφιόδωρος Triphiodoros). The name means ‘gift of Triphis’ (one of the local deities of his h...
Death of Alexander the Great
The death of Alexander the Great and subsequent related events have been the subjects of debates. According to a Babylonian astronomical diary, Alexander died between the evening of June 10 and the ev...
Death of Alexander the Great - Wikipedia
Siege of Alexandria (47 BC)
The Siege of Alexandria was a series of skirmishes and battles occurring between the forces of Julius Caesar, Cleopatra VII, Arsinoe IV, and Ptolemy XIII, between 48 and 47 BC. During this time Caesar...
Ganymedes (eunuch)
Ganymedes (died 47 BC) was a eunuch in the court of Cleopatra VII who proved an able adversary of Julius Caesar.
Ganymedes was the tutor of Cleopatra's half-sister and rival, Arsinoë. When civil w...
Milan Papyrus
The Milan Papyrus is a papyrus roll inscribed in Alexandria in the late 3rd or early 2nd century BC during the rule of the Ptolemaic dynasty. Originally discovered by anonymous tomb raiders as part o...