CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Museum Center on Thursday announced a new exhibit coming to the Queen City. The exhibit is called, "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt". It opens in February and Cincinnati is only the second city in the entire world to host the exhibit.
The Museum Center held a news conference to make the big announcement. It included the unveiling of a huge banner worthy of the ancient queen who remains shrouded in mystery. The exhibit includes about 150 artifacts dating back about 2,000 years. It also features the modern-day search of relics from both land and underwater. The ancient cities where Cleopatra once reigned near Alexandria are now submerged underwater, but the area is a gold mine for discovery. The exhibit features many statues, large and small, recovered from underwater.
The exhibition is organized by National Geographic and Arts and Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities and the European Institute for Underwater Archaeology.
Tickets are on sale for the exhibit which opens on February 18 and runs through September 5. The exhibit is expected to be very popular and will likely draw thousands from not only the local area, but the entire region. It is expected to provide a big boost to the local economy as visitors will stay in hotels, eat at restaurants, and visit other local sites.
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