Cleopatra Exhibit: A Recap

Yesterday I escorted my mom to the fabulous Cleopatra Exhibit at the California Science Center, and I thought it might be fun to post some of the pics. The exhibit itself was very cool, full of many of the artifacts that have been unearthed from the underwater remains of Cleopatra’s capital city, Alexandria.

The exhibit was a perfect fit for me and my mom. Her, because she’s been obsessed with Egypt since she was a little girl (and also because she’s currently writing a paranormal series set in Ancient Egypt) and me because I have been obsessed with Cleopatra herself (and the hunky Marc Antony) since I was a little girl.

Anyway, you’re really here for the pretty pictures, right? 🙂

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This is a statue of Horus with the sun disk. Even being so weathered from being in the water for thousands of years it’s still beautiful.

They had two sphinx statues facing each other.

This is me with the bust of Caesarian, Cleopatra’s son with Julius Caesar.

They had some great jewelry. Not enough of it, (I’m a jewelry glutton) but the pieces they had were just beautiful and so intricately detailed.

This was the only Antony artifact they really had. And they’re not even sure it IS Antony. Still, pretty hunky, right? Reminds me of Kirk Douglas circa Spartacus (another favorite movie of mine.)

This was one of the coolest thing in the exhibit, two GIGANTIC statues. That’s me in the picture to give you an idea of the scale of those things.

This was just a fun thing at the exhibit, a giant globe you would spin to see how the sands were moved by the tides. I had to play with it and Mom snapped a pic. LOL.

All in all, a very cool day and very fun. I highly recommend the exhibit if you’re anywhere near the LA area. 🙂