The ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka sits nearly 660 feet above the forest below. (Photo: Mark Cunich/SkyPixel) Ruins, from ancient temples to century fortresses, have long fascinated us. Their crumbling beauty attests
Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt and the last pharaoh of the Ptolemaic empire. She was 17 or 18 when she became queen. Cleopatra was a shrewd politician who spoke nine languages. During her reign, Egypt became closely aligned with the Roman Empire.