When you think of style icons, who typically comes to mind? Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie O to name a few. But who was the original It Girl, the eternal fashionista, whose style was as bold as her leadership skills and her charms.
Cleopatra was not just a seductress who rocked a fabulous cat-eye, she was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. One of the most intelligent women in history, she could speak at least three languages other than Egyptian. She had a keen understanding of the military, and helped Egypt to stand up against Rome until the end, using her political (and romantic) alliance with Caesar and Mark Antony for the benefit of her country.
A few days ago I went to “Cleopatra: The Exhibition” at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. An audio-guided tour, you walk through the beautifully designed exhibit and get to experience what it was like to be an ancient Egyptian, learn about their unique spirituality, and get up close to artifacts excavated from ancient Alexandria, buried for over 2,000 years beneath the water. You will also see the current archeological investigations going on to find the undiscovered tomb of Cleopatra.
If you’re interested in ancient civilizations, history, art, or strong women, you should definitely make the short trip to Cincinnati. The exhibit won’t be around for long, so buy your ticket before it becomes ancient history!
Adult: $23, Child: $15, Senior: $19