Massive Volcanic Eruptions Linked to Revolts in Ptolemaic Egypt

A Yale University-led study suggests that abrupt shifts in climate caused by massive volcanic eruptions helped to trigger poorly understood revolts — such as the great 20-year Theban revolt — and other political upheaval in Ptolemaic Egypt. Around 245 BC Ptolemy III, ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom in Egypt, made a decision that still puzzles many historians — after […]

Tomb of Cleopatra

  Between 305 BC and 30 BC, VII. Cleopatra was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom. Much is known about her intelligence, her beauty and her romantic relationships (both having children from Julius Caesar and Mark Antony), but her burial remains a mystery. Cleopatra and Marcus Antonius committed suicide together when they defeated […]