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2010-06-02 12:13:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of Cleopatra VII, which has been lost to the sea and sand for nearly 2,000 years, will surface on June 5 when "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" opens its doors to the world for the first time at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia (through January 2, 2011). The new exhibition features nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra's time and takes visitors inside the present-day search for the elusive queen, which extends from the...

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2009-04-16 06:40:00

Next week, archaeologists will start unearthing sites in Egypt in an effort to unravel the mystery of the final resting place of the historic unfortunate lovers, Cleopatra and Mark Antony, the Associated Press reported. Three sites located at a temple believed to contain tombs will be excavated in this hunt for the renowned queen of Egypt and Roman general, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said in a statement Wednesday. The council indicated Cleopatra and Mark Antony, whose relationship...

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2009-01-02 06:20:58

Australian film actor Hugh Jackman dropped out of talks to star in Cleo, director Steven Soderbergh's upcoming 3-D, live-action musical, Variety.com said. The $30 million film with a rock 'n' roll soundtrack is to co-star Chicago Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as the ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said Soderbergh wanted Australia and X-Men star Jackman to play her lover, the Roman general Marc Antony, however, the actor declined after giving...

2008-10-24 12:00:16

Steven Soderbergh is in talks to direct a 3-D, live-action musical movie about Cleopatra, starring Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Variety.com reported. Zeta-Jones, who won an Oscar for her work in the big-screen musical "Chicago," previously collaborated with Soderbergh on the films "Ocean's Twelve" and "Traffic." Variety.com said Soderbergh is talking to her about playing the iconic Egyptian queen in his planned film "Cleopatra." Australian actor Hugh Jackman is said to be in line to...

2008-03-24 22:50:00

Each Monday, this column turns a page in history to explore the discoveries, events and people that continue to affect the history being made today. It was the pivotal moment in an ancient soap opera, one marked by intrigue, romance, betrayal and widespread consequence. The Battle of Actium in 31 B.C. was an epic showdown that pitted Mark Antony and Cleopatra against spurned former ally Octavian. When Octavian eventually reigned supreme in battle, it meant the end of the Roman Republic for...


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