Cleopatra poisons herself in a suicide pact with Antony and her hand maidens



A superb depiction of Cleopatra taking her own life, unlikely to have been by the handling of a snake, but could well have been by an asp in a basket of fruit. Most probably with a concoction of drugs to ease the pain.






Cleopatra's Temple was on the Island of Antirhodos, in the inner harbour of the port of Alexandria. It was washed into the sea by earthquakes and a subsequent tsunami around 365 AD, and thus submerged.


The Temple should not be confused with The Caesareum of Alexandria, which is an ancient temple in Alexandria, Egypt. It was conceived by Cleopatra VII of the Ptolemaic kingdom, the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, to honour her first known lover Julius Caesar. The edifice was finished by the Roman Emperor Augustus, after he defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra in Egypt. He destroyed all traces of Antony in Alexandria, and apparently dedicated the temple to his own cult.

Converted to a Christian church in the late 4th century, the Caesareum was the headquarters of Cyril of Alexandria, the Patriarch of Alexandria from 412 to 444.

The philosopher and mathematician Hypatia was murdered at the Caesareum by a Christian mob in 415; they stripped her naked and tore her to pieces.

Elements of the temple survived until the 19th century. Cleopatra's Needles, obelisks from the temple, now stand in Central Park in New York City and on the Thames Embankment, in London.

Today, a large statue of the Alexandrine nationalist leader Saad Zaghloul (1859–1927) stands on the Caesareum site.







Cleopatra VII n. el 69 AC en la ciudad de Alejandría + el 30 AC- Reina muy culta, hablaba 7 idiomas:griego, sirio, latín, árabe, hebreo, egipcio y varios idiomas africanos.Además tenía fama de poseer modales dulces, refinados y una sugerente voz, cosas que hacían de ella una mujer muy seductora.El 50 y el 49 a.C. los campesinos sufrieron graves hambrunas, se rebelaban y se unían a bandas de forajidos que causaban grandes males; la moneda egipcia se debilitaba y la lenta burocracia entorpecía la recuperación: el país dependía cada vez más de Roma.Viajó a Roma acompañada de una delegación de científicos, expertos financieros, artistas, arquitectos, y otros intelectuales. Resultado de esta visita fue la actualización del calendario romano y del sistema de contabilidad pública. Ella supo administrar a su pueblo sacando de la crisis económica.Julio César y Cleopatra pasaron juntos varios meses en Egipto y fruto de su relación nacería,Cesarión o Ptolomeo XV. Al regresar de Roma Cleopatra mata a Ptolomeo XIV su reino estaba en crisis; pestes , enfermedades , pobreza, malas cosechas y canales de riego abandonados.Marco Antonio y Octavio por afán de poder inician ayuda la Reina Cleopatra, terminando ambos en una tragedia y poniendo fin a la dinastía Ptolomeica. Cleopatra se suicida, al igual que Marco Antonio y Octavio se apodera del Reino egipcio, pasando a ser provincia romana.




The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra, the burial crypt from 30 BC, remains undiscovered, thought to be somewhere near Alexandria, Ancient Egypt. According to historians Suetonius and Plutarch, the Roman leader Octavian permitted their burial together after he had defeated them. But Alexandria and it's suburbs were washed into the sea, some three hundred and more years after her death. One thing is for sure, Cleopatra would have anticipated Octavian being keen to stamp his mark and eradicate all traces of Marc Antony, such as not to challenge his ongoing empire building agenda. She would not have trusted the Roman leader, or left it to chance that her grave would be desecrated, or robbed. But, even Cleopatra, could not have predicted a tsunami or earthquake.















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