Bust of Cleopatra
Marlbe bust of Cleopatra VI of Egypt form 30-40 BC. Altes Museum Berlin.
Legions of Spain, Roman Africa & Egypt
The legions of Spain, Roman Africa, and Egypt did not see the intensity of action that prevailed elsewhere in Europe. However, the presence of these four legions - VII Gemina, IX Hispana, XXII Deiotariana, and II Traiana Fortis - was still...
Painting by Reginald Arthur from 1892 CE, depicting the legendary death of Cleopatra by snakebite.
Bronze Coin of Cleopatra
Bronze coin of Cleopatra (r. 51-30 BCE), with her portrait and eagle on the reverse. Minted in Alexandria, in modern-day Egypt. (The British Museum, London).
Arsinoe II Philadelphus
Arsinoe II (l. c. 318/311 - c. 270/268 BCE), daughter of Ptolemy I became one of the most enduring figures of the Lagid or Ptolemaic Dynasty and left an undeniable mark in the historical evidence. She was married three times; first to Alexander...
Siege of Alexandria, 47 BCE
The forces of Julius Caesar (100 BCE-48 BCE) battle a faction of the Egyptian army during the Siege of Alexandria in 47 BCE, part of a struggle over the Egyptian line of succession. Illustration by by Zvonimir Grbasic.
Catherine of Aragon
Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536 CE) was a Spanish princess who famously became the Queen of England and the first wife of Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE). When the marriage did not produce a male heir, Henry VIII became desperate to...
Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII of England ruled as king from 1509 to 1547 CE. The second Tudor king after his father Henry VII of England (r. 1485-1509 CE), Henry had inherited a kingdom which enjoyed both unity and sound finances. Famous for his six wives as...
Friendships in History: Achilles and Patroclus // Antony and Cleopatra
Friendships in History, especially from mythology and the ancient world have withstood the test of time. Achilles and Patroclus are known from Greek Mythology, and primarily from Homers Iliad, were friends as boys, and their close relationship...
Cleopatra Testing Poisons On Those Condemned To Death
Alexandre Cabanel, 1887 CE. Oil on canvas, exhibited at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.