Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Jul 10, 2009.
Cheers and good night.
She was a Ptolemy, part of a Greek dynasty founded by one of Alexander the Great's generals when he conquered Egypt - the religious practices and beliefs you refer to from a past age and were not part of their belief structure which was essentially Greek. In any case Roman Octavian who was in charge wouldn't care a fig and took any treasure available.
Ashes to ashes.
Read my previous posts - her ashes were interred in a tomb with those of Mark Anthony but it's location has been lost. Her suicide was useful to Octavian as it made a complete Roman take over of Egypt 'politically' easier but he was concerned lest her treasures were cremated with her. This was documented by Roman historians
Oh my what useless discussion.
As said earlier Octavian snaffled it and presumably took it back to Rome
They can still find a tomb and doubtless it might contain items of significant archaeological value. 2,000 years tend to add value
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