The statue shown in this image is Cleopatra VII who was an Egyptian queen. She was considered as the last "Pharaoh of Egypt" during the Ptolemaic Dynasty (332-30 BC). The Black basalt statue is one of the best-preserved images of a Ptolemaic queen. She is wearing a wig with many braids and holding a cornucopia. The figure is clearly Egyptian in style, though with Greek attributes (knotted dress). The front of the headdress is decorated with a uraeus, the symbol of Egyptian royalty.
The Pyramids at Nuri. (Sudan) The city of Napata was badly damaged in the Egyptian raid of 593 BCE, but the Kushites soon rebuilt the city. Across the river, at a place called Nuri about 10 km upstream, the kings of Kush built their tombs for the next three centuries. They marked these graves with large pyramids that were only a little smaller than those built in Egypt in the later Old Kingdom.
Ancient Egypt: Three periods. This map shows ancient Egypt during three periods. During the Old Kingdom (about 2650-2150 B.C), Egypt consisted of the Nile Delta region and the area along the Nile River south to Elephantine. During the Middle Kingdom (about 1975-1640 B.C.), Egypt extended its control along the river south to Buhen. During the New Kingdom (about 1539-1075 B.C.), the boundaries of Egypt grew to include much of the desert area surrounding the Nile, Nubia to the south, and the easter
Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt ~ Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. Several Eqyptian artifacts were found in the sea by French underwater archeologist Frank Goddio. Granite statues, jewelry and gold coins are some of the treasures retrieved