Sunday, May 27, 2012
An exciting exhibition featuring a large collection of Cleopatra artifacts has just opened at the California Science Center and should not be missed!
The comprehensive display (13,000 square feet in size) is the largest of its kind ever displayed in the U.S.
Cleopatra has captivated the world for centuries – and now – fans of the legendary historical figure have the opportunity to take a peek into her fascinating “Royal” world.
The once-powerful leader was officially born Cleopatra VII and became Queen of Egypt in 51 B.C. at the tender age of 17.
Her escapades in bed were probably more widely-known than her accomplishments during the course of her tumultuous reign.
The beautiful seductress seduced two powerful leaders - Julius Caesar - and Mark Antony (both romantic flings bore children, by the way).
Elizabeth Taylor scandalized the world (and was condemned by the Pope) when she fell in love with Richard Burton on the highly-publicized film production in Rome.
The exhibition not only explores the trappings of her remarkable success, but also, seeks to answer a couple of questions that have remained a mystery until now about her personal life (according to the curators at the Science Center).
The show includes 150 priceless Egyptian artifacts that have been uncovered in recent years by two of the world’s leading archaeologists (Franck Goddio and Zahi Hawass).
On display are a number of colossal statues, exquisite pieces of jewelry, and coins from Cleopatra’s lost Palace in Alexandria.
A complimentary audio tour is available for history (and Cleopatra) buffs out to drink up every delicious tidbit of information on the once-powerful Queen.
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra