Ptolemy

Laodice: Ruthless Queen and Prosperous City

Author: timetravelrome /

In this post we feature turkisharchaeonews.net and Izabela Miszczak photogaphies. Thank you Izabela for you great work ! In the instability left by the death of Alexander the Great, his top generals vied for position and power, with four eventually succeeding in establishing their own dynasties. One of these was Seleucus, who ruled over the region of Syria and Mesopotamia from his seat [...]

2019-12-09T19:46:37+00:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Hidden Gems|Tags: , , , , |

Berenice II: Powerful Political Player of Cyrene

Author: timetravelrome /

The wars following the death of Alexander saw his great empire split into four, each considered a Hellenistic Kingdom. There were the Seleucids to the east, based out of Babylon. The Antigonids ruled Macedonia and Greece. The great Ptolemaic Empire controlled Egypt from their seat in Alexandria. The fourth and often forgotten kingdom was that of Pergamon, in northern Asia Minor. These four [...]

2019-05-28T11:14:45+00:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |

The Tragedy of Perdiccas at Memphis

Author: timetravelrome /

Memphis was established as far back as 3000 B.C., legends say by the pharaoh Menes. It soon became the capital of ancient Egypt, and remained so for centuries. In 332 B.C., Alexander the Great and his Macedonians marched into the city. The Egyptians, subjugated by the Persians for years, welcomed them as liberators, and officially crowned Alexander as their pharaoh. While in Egypt, [...]

2019-02-25T15:30:34+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Top Destinations|Tags: , , , |