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By Jon White (ed.)

Step again in time and stroll the banks of the River Nile to benefit what made this society the most strong old civilisations in heritage. Meet one of the most iconic pharaohs, travel the awe-inspiring landmarks raised of their honour, determine the spiritual tenets that dictated lifestyle or even discover ways to learn the hieroglyphs!

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Into the cities, Cleopatra’s popularity plummeted, Faced with a regency council full of ambitious and her repeated decisions that seemed designed men who ruled in her brother’s stead and led to please Rome at Egypt’s expense reminded the by her own ruthless, impatient and intelligent bitter population of her despised father. nature, Cleopatra pushed her brother-husband A husband & two lovers Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator Macedonian, 62-47 BCE How did they get together? The marriage between Ptolemy and his sister was arranged, as was the tradition with Egyptian royalty.

Greece. In 356 BCE its king, Philip II, and his queen, The fall of Gaza flung open the road to Egypt Olympias, welcomed the birth of Alexander, who and in November 332 BCE Alexander entered the grew up a strong and able-bodied young man. At most powerful kingdom in the Persian Empire. the age of 16 he acted as regent while his father With their Persian overlord, Darius III, absent waged war against the Persians. Two years later following Alexander’s victory at Issus during the he won the Great Triple Laurel Crown Ribbon previous year, the Egyptians had no protection commanding the left wing of King Philip’s army at from this battle-hardened invader and his well- 36 ALEXANDER THE GREAT Greek, 356-323 BCE Becoming king of Macedon after his father’s murder, Alexander led the Greeks into war against the powerful Persian Empire.

While Alexandria continued to flourish, it became a site of many religious and military uprisings. In 269 CE, Alexandria was claimed by yet another woman, when Zenobia, the ferocious warrior queen of Palmyra, conquered Egypt. Zenobia, who was an admirer of Cleopatra, was quick to behead her detested Roman foes. She ruled Egypt until 274, before she herself was taken hostage by the Roman Emperor Aurelian. In an ironic twist of fate, Zenobia appeared in golden chains during Aurelian’s Triumph in Rome.

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