Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DVD Release: Treasure Buddies

"For the sixth installment in the Air Buddies series, the team of talking golden retrievers heads to the ruins of ancient Egypt where, with the help of an archeologist dog, mischievous monkey, and baby camel, explore tombs, escape booby traps, and race against a cat in search of treasure. The movie is directed by Robert Vince, produced by Anna McRoberts, and it will be released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on Blu-ray, DVD, and as a movie download on January 31, 2012."

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Being Cleopatra: Nancy Dell'Olio

Nancy Dell'Olio being Cleopatra as she dances for Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour with her dance partner Artem Chigvintsev. The tour started at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham on January 20, 2012.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Being Cleopatra: Eleanor Parker

Eleanor Parker being Cleopatra in MGM's The Reign of Cleopatra in the August of 1954. There is no evidence that this film was ever made, so this must have been a test shoot.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Cleopatra Lecture at The Leeds Grand Theatre, UK

A free talk event which accompanies Opera North's new production of Handel's baroque opera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto.

Lucy Hughes-Hallett, author of a seminal cultural history of Cleopatra, examines the myth-making surrounding the legendary ancient queen and the subject of 2000 years of erotic fantasy.

When: Wednesday January 25, 2012 5:45 – 6.30pm
Where: Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, The Leeds Grand Theatre 46 New Briggate
Leeds, LS1 6NU
Tickets: Free (must be booked in advance)
Box Office: 0844 848 2727

Friday, January 20, 2012

Egypt blog

After having an obsession with Cleopatra, I now have an urdge to go to Egypt. I've never been to Egypt, but I hope to one day.

I found this wonderful blog by an Italian photographer/travel blogger who loves Egypt and travels there often. She even happened to be in Egypt last year during the revolution. While she is not in Egypt now, some of her earlier posts are about Egypt. Check it out!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Being Cleopatra: Christine Teigen

Photo: La belle et le blog
Christine Teigen being Cleopatra at Heidi Klum's 11th Annual Halloween Party in 2010 with her beau John Legend as Marc Antony

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cleopatra Through the Artist's Eye

Statue of a Ptolemaic Queen, with the cartouche of a Cleopatra PeriodPtolemaic Period (200–30 B.C.)
The cartouche reading "Cleopatra" on this statue's arm presents unusual features and is considered by some to be a modern addition. The statue does, however, represent a Ptolemaic queen holding a cornucopia. Attributes and dress point to a date in the second or first century B.C., and one recent study notes that details of the queen's hairstyle actually suggest an identification with Cleopatra VII.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cleopatra Mines in Marsa Alam, Egypt

Photo: Travco Cleopatra Mines in Marsa Alam, Egypt
"One of the most interesting things to see in Marsa Alam is the location of the Cleopatra Mines. Also known as the ancient emerald mines or Mons Smaragdus (Emerald Mountains), this is one of the most famous and oldest mining complexes of the ancient world and is believed to have been used by the Pharaohs. Because the emerald is the oldest known gemstone, the deep green color is thought to be a symbol of eternity."
-By Travco
Click here to read Emeralds Are a Girl's Best Friend, a past post about Cleopatra's love of emeralds! 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Being Cleopatra: Sarah Tynan

Soprano Sarah Tynan being Cleopatra in Opera North's Giulio Cesare in Egitto by Handel from January 14, 2012 - March 14, 2012

The Grand Theatre, Leeds: January 14, 2012
Theatre Royal, Nottingham: February 23, 2012
The Lowry Salford, Quays: March 1, 2012
Theatre Royal, Newcastle: March 9, 2012
Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin: March 14, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

$20.12 for the Cleopatra Exhibit in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) is offering tickets to Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt at the special rate of $20.12 through the month of January. For every two tickets purchased, the $20.12 rate will also include free parking at MacArthur Square parking garage, located adjacent to MPM.

Adult admission to the exhibit is usually $27.50-$29.50

While this deal is only available through January, the exhibit ends on April 29.

or call (414) 223-4676 
or go to the MPM ticket windows

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cleopatra's Closet

Lamé Headwrap
This lamé headwrap features a knotted top and an elastic bottom. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

Cleopatra in the Rose Parade!

Right now, I am on my way to see the Rose Parade live in Pasadena, CA. I was excited to see that Cleopatra will also be there! Be sure to turn on your TV and watch her in the parade! 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

How Did The Ancient Egyptians Celebrate New Years?

The procession during the Feast of Opet

Ancient Egyptians actually celebrated their equivalent to New Years, the Feast of Opet, around the middle of June. During this time of year, the Nile River usually overflowed its banks. As a result, the people were not able to work but instead were able to take part in this multi-day celebration! The traditions of the Feast of Opet consisted of statues of the god Amon with his wife and son taken by boat in a procession down the Nile from the Mosque of Abu-el-Haggag in Karnak to Luxor. When the statues would arrive in Luxor, people would give offerings of food and drink and then start the singing, dancing and feasting for 24 days. The statues would then be returned back to the Mosque in Karnak.
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