Sunday, March 15, 2009

Body of Cleopatra's Sister Identified?

The London Times is reporting that the skeleton of Arsinoe, the younger sister of Cleopatra, has been identified. Arsinoe was murdered at Cleopatra and Mark Antony's orders. Here is a link to the story.

The body was found in 1926 in a tomb in Ephesus, where Arsinoe was banished and later murdered. Recent medical work on the body have led to the identification.

In other news out of Egypt, some gold jewelry has been found in the plundered tomb of Gahouti, the head of the treasury under Queen Hatshepsut. Here is a link to the story.

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