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Evidence supports theory that Cleopatra murdered her sister

Feb 27 2013, 12:18pm CST | by

2,100 year-old remains may belong to Arsinoe IV, the half-sister of Cleopatra. While there is circumstantial evidence to support that conclusion, DNA tests have failed to verify that the skeletal remains actually belong to Cleopatra's sibling.

CAIRO, Egypt – An archaeologist with the Austrian Academy of Sciences claims to have identified the remains of Arsinoe IV, half-sister to Cleopatra. Arsinoe IV was exiled to Ephesus, after she...

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Evidence supports theory that Cleopatra murdered her sister

Feb 27 2013, 12:18pm CST | by

2,100 year-old remains may belong to Arsinoe IV, the half-sister of Cleopatra. While there is circumstantial evidence to support that conclusion, DNA tests have failed to verify that the skeletal remains actually belong to Cleopatra's sibling.

CAIRO, Egypt – An archaeologist with the Austrian Academy of Sciences claims to have identified the remains of Arsinoe IV, half-sister to Cleopatra.

Arsinoe IV was exiled to Ephesus, after she rebelled against Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, in 41 BCE. Some historians believe that Cleopatra later murdered Arsinoe fearing that the rebellious sibling could threaten her empire at some point in the future.

Hire Thur, during a lecture this week at the North Carolina Museum of History, reported that she believed she has found the remains of Arsinoe, in the area of Ephesus. The. archaeologist said that she discovered ancient writings that indicated that Arsinoe was murdered by Cleopatra and Marc Anthony.

In 1926, The Octagon, a burial chamber in Ephesus, was discovered. In it, scientists found a skeleton belonging to a woman roughly 20 years in age. Thur said the octagon-shaped monument is a tribute to the Lighthouse of Alexandria because Arsinoe was a native of Alexandria.

Whether or not the remains are those of the Arsinoe IV could not be verified through DNA testing. Other tests have also failed to conclusively verify the identity of the remains.



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Exhibition at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World examines use of cultural expression for political end

Oct 8 2014 7:46pm CDT | Source: Art Daily

An exhibition examining the complex interplay between cultures in ancient Egypt during Greek rule opened at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World on October 8, 2014. When the Greeks Ruled Egypt: From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra explores the diversity of cultures that co-existed in Egypt, and the ways in which the Ptolemaic rulers cannily manipulated longstanding traditions of cultural and religious expression—as well as their own family ties—in order to maintain power a ...
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A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.

 

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