Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra Commemorated with Stamps The Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has issued a set of commemorative stamps honoring the most famous female ruler of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra VII. The set includes four stamps and a first-day cover featuring the image of the last Ptolemaic queen of Egypt. The stamps depict Cleopatra in four different styles, including a relief of the queen in a traditional Egyptian dress, a portrait in a royal Egyptian style, an image of Cleopatra in a Roman-style dress, and a painting of the queen with her son, Caesarion. The stamps were released to coincide with World Post Day and will be available for purchase at the Egyptian Post Office. The stamps are part of the “Egyptian Pharaohs” series, which honors the ancient rulers of Egypt. The series was launched in 2017 and has featured a variety of pharaohs, including Pharaoh Akhenaten, Queen Hatshepsut, and King Tutankhamun. The stamps are part of the Egyptian government’s efforts to promote and preserve the country’s historical legacy. The image of Cleopatra on the stamps is based on a bust
Egypt is unhappy about the movie and accused Netflix of misrepresenting history by casting a black woman in a new series to play Cleopatra, its most famous historical figure. On Thursday, April 27, the Egyptian official government statement marked an escalation in a feud that has sparked demands for the show's cancellation amid a broader debate over representation in popular culture.
Congratulations to Historium Press author, Finlay McQuade, for the upcoming release of his historical short story compilation "Life and Death in Ephesus" and the fabulous new cover which sets the stage for the destruction of the famous Temple of Artemis! "LIFE AND DEATH IN EPHESUS" journeys along the path of some of the influential events and people of Ancient Ephesus, and tells their stories - from Herodotus to Lykos to Cleopatra's sister... and more! Read the individual stories of their lives
This week on the blog we're going to talk about Cleopatra or to be more specific, we're going to talk about Cleopatra VII Philopator, who is the only Cleopatra you've likely ever heard of, but that 'seven' after he name should signal that she's not the only Cleopatra. One of the trends in scholarship over…