Medieval Arabic texts suggest that Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII was a brilliant early mathematician, chemist and philosopher who wrote science books and met weekly with a team of scientific experts, according to a forthcoming book. If historians can verify the medieval accounts, then the real Cleopatra likely bore little resemblance to the sexy seductress described by Greek and Roman scholars. For the book, author Okasha El Daly, an Egyptologist at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University College London, found previously undiscovered medieval Arabic texts, translated them, and analyzed the texts based on his knowledge of early Egyptian history. El Daly believes the Arab writers had access to first-hand accounts of Cleopatra, and perhaps even books authored by the famous queen herself.
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Back in the studio, Johnny Carson was in stitches. The studio audience roared with laughter. Parks persevered. The studio audience roared again. With that ringing directorial endorsement, the four-hour epic Cleopatra unspooled before the public for the first time. It was a crack-up to Carson and company because poor Parks was evidently the only man in town willing to keep up appearances, to pretend that the world had trained its cameras on the Cleopatra premiere because it heralded the arrival of a spectacular new filmed entertainment in Todd-AO with color by DeLuxe. The truth was that everyone had come to see the train wreck.
But it was there in , and even in , although it had become detached in that period of time. Note the benefit of having things attached : They are less easy to lose. I smelled a conspiracy.
Napoleon was arguably the greatest general in history. The story goes that after Napoleon died in , Dr Francois Antommarchi concluded the autopsy by removing his penis. We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The penis, which was not properly preserved, has been compared over the years to a piece of leather, a shriveled eel and even beef jerky.