I was excited to finally see the much anticipated Cleopatra exhibit! Here are some photos of my recent visit to Cleopatra: The Exhibition (Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt) by National Geographic at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. I would also recommend seeing The Mysteries of Egypt at the museums IMAX theater.
|The screen rises and Cleopatra: The Exhibiting begin|
|Cleopatra, herself, would have walked past these 16-foot-tall colossal figures of a Ptolemaic king and queen, on her way to the Temple of Amon at Heracleion|
|Portrayals of Cleopatra in art through the ages|
|The immense wealth of the Egyptian pharaohs inspired awe & envy throughout the ancient world. As pharaoh, Cleopatra received a percentage of the assets of each of her subjects|
|Sphinx (Ptolemy XII) - 1st c. B.C.|
Two sphinxes stood guard outside the Temple of Isis at Cleopatra's palace. The head of this resembles Cleopatra's father, King Ptolemy XII, who was also known as Auletes, "the flute player"
WHERE: California Science Center in Exposition Park, near Downtown Los Angeles
WHEN: May 23, 2012 - December 31, 2012
TICKETS: Prices with IMAX/without IMAX: General: $26/$19.75, Child (Age 4-12) $16.25/$12.75, Students/Seniors: $21.25/$16.75