CINCINNATI - Cleopatra is coming to Cincinnati!
The Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal has announced the arrival of a Cleopatra exhibit for February 2011.
The exhibit is called "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt". It features nearly 150 artifacts from Cleopatra's time, and takes visitors inside the present-day search for the elusive queen.
The world of Cleopatra VII has remained a mystery for nearly 2,000 years. No one knows for sure what Cleopatra looked like, how she died or where she's buried. But archaeologists are coming closer to solving the mystery and new discoveries will be on display at the museum starting Feb. 18 of next year.
The exhibit 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.
So far, the Cincinnati Museum Center is the only Midwestern stop on the exhibition's tour of five North American cities. "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" will be in the Queen City from Feb. 18 to Sept. 5 of 2011.
The exhibition premiered at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute in June. The future stops have not been announced.
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