Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Cleopatra - The Virtuous Scholar

Much talked about prior to its publiclation, a new book has been launched entitled "Egyptology: The Missing Millennium. Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic Writings" published by UCL Press. Dr Okasha El Daly discusses "substantial new evidence from studies of a neglected thousand-year period of Arab scholarship which uncovers a Cleopatra in stark contrast to the popular image of a hedonistic, deceiving and over-ambitious ruler".

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