The timeless legend of Cleopatra has captivated the world for centuries. She has been immortalized by Renaissance artists, had numerous plays and books written about her and in modern times has been glamorized on the silver screen. Yet we only know a fragment of her real story. Now, for the first time ever, the real story of Egypt‘s most famous queen comes to life. Visit the California Science Center for an up close and personal history lesson and learn about the woman who ruled the men who ruled the world.
Cleopatra became the queen of Egypt in 51 B.C. At the tender age of seventeen she was thrust into power over a country on the verge of crumbling under the mighty Roman Empire. She charmed and seduced two of ancient Rome’s most powerful leaders, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and bore children with both of them. Then, barely two decades after coming to power she took her own life. Still, the full story of Cleopatra’s enigmatic life has yet to be solved. Who was Cleopatra? What, and whom, did she hold dear? Was she truly an exotic beauty? In Cleopatra: The Exhibition, we are now one step closer to unraveling her story.
Come discover more than 150 priceless Egyptian artifacts that had been swallowed by the sand and sea after a series of earthquakes and tsunamis nearly 2,000 years ago. This dramatically staged 13,000-square-foot exhibit features the largest collection of Cleopatra-are artifacts ever assembled in the U.S. Unearthed by two of the world’s leading archaeologists Franck Goddio and Zahi Hawass, the exhibition features colossal statues, jewelry, and coins from Cleopatra’s lost palace in Alexandria, and reveals the excavation process involved in recovering these hidden treasures. Walk among towering monuments and glittering jewels that may have been part of the queen’s daily life. Learn how these Egyptian relics reveal mysteries of this past era. A complimentary audio tour, told in her voice, provides compelling insights into Cleopatra’s time.
Enhance your Egyptian experience by seeing Mysteries of Egypt on the seven-story IMAX screen—the largest in Los Angeles. Explore a fascinating empire that began some 5,000 years ago with native Egyptian and legendary actor Omar Sharif. Soar over the great pyramids of Giza, rush over the Nile, cross the deathly quiet Valley of the Kings, and descend into the shadowy chambers of the sacred tomb of King Tutankhamun. Watch as ancient Egypt comes to life on our IMAX screen.
Immerse yourself in this amazing world that has been shrouded by layers of history, and join in the never ending search to unlock the myth of Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.
WHAT: Cleopatra Exhibition
WHEN: May 23 – December 31, 2012 | 10 am – 5 pm
WHERE: California Science Center | 700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037
CONTACT INFO: (232) 724-3623
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