Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt

The Franklin Institute

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Visit the world of Cleopatra, last queen of Egypt and legendary woman of history, in this world premier exhibit at The Franklin Institute.  Never before seen artifacts and antiquities are displayed after having been lost to sand and sea for nearly 2,000 years. Unravel the mystery with National Geographic Arts and Exhibitions International in the present-day search for this elusive queen and last pharaoh in the sands of Egypt and delve into her intriguing drama with Rome, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, and the fall of Egypt.  Her Roman conquerors may have tried to erase her history, but her story lives on.

Cleopatra was the last leader of ancient Egypt, stole the hearts of many men of notoriety, and sadly was the end of the Egyptian empire. Known for her beauty and power, she took her own life after Mark Antony ended his own.  View unearthed statues and jewelry that the Roman empire tried to destroy or hide.  Artifacts were found in many locations, including underwater off the coast of Alexandria.  Step into a watery realm of Egyptian antiquities as the exhibit leads you through artifacts that are accompanied by videos showing how they were found by divers in dark waters.

This exhibit is an incredible opportunity to share a part of history with your child.   From tiny artifacts, amazing jewelry, to giant statues, there is something for every child's imagination.  Release your inner Indiana Jones and treat your family to something that Philadelphia is privileged to host before the rest of the world sees it.

  • Event Category Science and Nature Museums
  • Event Ages 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12+

Event Location

The Franklin Institute

222 N. 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 448-1200