Presented by Dr. Branko van Oppen, visiting research scholar and curator, Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam
The famous Cleopatra was the last in a long line of powerful queens. The royal women of the Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled Egypt during the Hellenistic period (323-30 BCE) were some of the most formidable female sovereigns of the ancient world.
Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Tickets: Free for Bowers & ARCE members | General $12
Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.
Image credit: Wikimedia Commons. Photographed February 2009 by Wikipedia Loves Art participant “trish”. Representation of Queen or Goddess, 305-30 B.C.E. Limestone. Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1488E. Note: The size of this image was resized to be 1200×800 for this website.