Egypt displeased with treatment of obelisk in NYC

    An Egyptian archaeologist has chided New York City over the condition of Cleopatra's Needle, an ancient column in Central Park. Supreme Council of Antiquities secretary general Zahi Hawass (ZAH'-hee ha-WAS') wrote to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg complaining his city isn't taking care of the...

    Egypt Threatens Removal of Ancient Central Park Obelisk

    Since 1881, the obelisk known as Cleopatra's Needle has stood in New York's Central Park, but a letter from the secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities indicates that this may change if the monument is not taken better care of. Recently, Zahi Hawass, the aforementioned...

    [Wow!] History of Greece: Hellenistic

    The Hellenistic Age marks the transformation of Greek society from the localized and introverted city-states to an open, cosmopolitan, and at times exuberant culture that permeated the entire eastern Mediterranean, and Southwest Asia. While the Hellenistic world incorporated a number of...
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    Possible Cleopatra tomb discovered

    Possible Cleopatra tomb discovered Friday, April 17/09 AFP/HO – A recent undated handout picture from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities shows the Taposiris … Archaeologists in Egypt believe that they instead of queen Cleopatra's tomb discovered. They have three shafts which...