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Cleopatra and King Menes

Cleopatra and King Menes. By : Kevin Martinez And Yadira Reynaga. Cleopatra. At the age of 18, she became the ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt.

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Cleopatra and King Menes

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  1. Cleopatra and King Menes By : Kevin Martinez And Yadira Reynaga

  2. Cleopatra • At the age of 18, she became the ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt. • She had knowledge in literature, mathematics, astronomy, medicines,... She could even ride a horse. source:www.ask.com

  3. How She Ruled Egypt • Politically, she ruled with the help of her prime minister (dioiketes) and she kept an eye on Greek governors who were in control of other parts of the country. Source:ask.com

  4. Lived source:ask.com Born: 69 B.C. Birthplace: Egypt Died: 30 B.C. (Suicide, by snake) Best Known As: The famously alluring Queen of Egypt

  5. Cleopatra’s Qualities • Lots of stories were written about Cleopatra's beauty and charisma, she was a kind of sorceress who could easily have won your heart. • Pascal said:"if Cleopatra's nose had been shorter, it would have change the face of the world" • Source:ask.com

  6. Cleopatra’s Qualities • Cleopatra showed directly she was talented, she instaured new laws, she devaluated the money by one third for the exportations. • She instaured new religious laws in favor of her own folk. • She was also busy trying to solve the international conflicts, mainly with Rome. • According to Egyptian law, Cleopatra was forced to have a consort, who was either a brother or a son, no matter what age, throughout her reign source:ask.com

  7. Cleopatra’s Intrests and Heritage • Cleopatra had many interests including astronomy, alchemy, cosmetics and perfume and spoke as many as 9 languages.   • Being of Greek heritage and culture, it is often argued if she in fact had dark features like black hair and dark brown eyes, or blonde hair and blue eyes. Source:ask.com

  8. Egypt Suffering • Between 51 and 49 BC, Egypt was suffering from bad harvests and famine because of a drought which stopped the much needed Nile flooding. • Ptolemy XIII signed a decree on October 27, 50 BC which banned any shipments of grain to anywhere but Alexandria. source:ask.com

  9. Cleopatra’s Death • Ptolemy XIII signed a decree on October 27, 50 BC which banned any shipments of grain to anywhere but Alexandria. • It is thought that this was to deprive Cleopatra and her supporters who were not in Alexandria. Source:ask.com

  10. DEATH • Her death was the mark of the end of the Egyptian Monarchs. The Roman Emperors came into to rule in Egypt. • The Ptolemies were Macedonian in decent, but ruled as Egyptians, as Pharaohs. • Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Egypt Cleopatra died by suicide by a poisonous snake that bit her in the chest. source:ask.com

  11. King Menes • In Egyptian legend, the first king of Egypt was Menes. • Menes was the first pharaoh of the 1st Dynasty in Egypt. Source:www.ask.com/about.com

  12. The Ruler of Lower and Upper Egypt • Menes was the founder of the unified Egyptian state which combined Upper and Lower Egypt under a single monarchy. Source:www.ask.com

  13. King Mene’s Double Crown • One day, King Menes had an idea. • If the color of a crown was so important, why not invent a new crown? • King Menes created the Double Crown, a mix of white and red. • His idea worked. Both Lower and Upper Egypt respected the Double Crown. • They called their land "The Two Lands".  Over time, The Two Lands became known as Egypt. Source: www. Egypt for kids. com

  14. King Menes Death Mystery • His death is a mystery, for, according to legend he was attacked by wild dogs and Nile crocodiles in Faiyum. • Menes' tomb resides at Saqqara, the famed necropolis of Memphis. • He died at the age of Sixty Three. Source:www.yahoo.com

  15. King Menes’s Wife • His chief wife was Queen Berenib, though she was not the mother of his heir, KingDjer, and his mother was Neithotepe. Source:www.yahoo.com

  16. King Menes’s Monument and Tomb • With Menes the story told by Herodotus unites Egypt, with the vague data of the earliest monuments. • Menes dwelt chiefly in lower Egypt, the more civilized portion of his dominion, and built Memphis there to be his capital. • This tomb of Menes, his construction of Memphis as his capital, and other relics all show him to have been a great builder. Source:www.yahoo.com

  17. King Menes’s Celebrations and Civilization • Menes left the temples and festivals of Set in place, and assumed the other gods of the north as well. • His wise actions make it clear that the worshipers of Horus had no intention of wiping out the advancements of the Set-people, but attacked in order to establish a premise for the civilizations to merge, albeit under Horus's control. Source:www.yahoo.com

  18. King Menes’ Laws • Each Egyptian had the right to marry only one woman. • Woman is equal to man and she has the right to have her own property and enter into sale or purchase contracts. • Father’s wealth shall be inherited equally by his sons and daughters, without distinction between males and females. • Every man is free to make his own will. • Slavery was not sanctioned by the Egyptian law at that time. • Neighbouring landlords normally shared water for irrigation. Source: www.yahoo.com

  19. King Menes’ Years of Rule • He ruled some time between 3100-2850 B.C during the Protodynastic era of Egypt's history. • King Menes ruled for sixty-two years after this mystery death. source:www.yahoo.com

  20. King Menes’ Kingdom Era • The city of Memphis was the royal residence and capital of Egypt during the Early Dynastic period and the Old Kingdom. Source:www.yahoo.com

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