This is a guest post ...
Hello, my name is Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. My biographer, Vicky Alvear Shecter, who wrote the fabulous Cleopatra Rules!: The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen is busy as her new young adult novel about my daughter Cleopatra's Moon was published this week ... so she sent me to visit Dorothy in London. And inspired by Dorothy's blogging for The Day of Archaeology, I decided to do the same.
(Dorothy dragged me around a few other places with these 'Old' paintings ... not worth going into more details about ... half of them had pictures of buildings sinking into water in a city named Venice)
Dorothy and Stephen were joking about a man that described himself as 1/3 Chinese, 1/3 Phillipine, 1/3 Spanish. I am 100% Macedonian, 100% Egyptian and 100% divine - which makes me three times the man my brother was, and that's why I'm Queen and he's dead.
We had drinks with someone who Funds Hedges in New York, but that just sounds like a crazy job to me. Gardening does not interest me.
Vicky has a great blog - http://historywithatwist.blogspot.com/ - where you can follow the adventures of Cleo in the US.
For the fuller adventures of Cleopatra, I recommend this book
And for those of her daughter Cleopatra Selene
Adults may prefer Adrian Goldsworthy's brilliant biography of both Cleopatra and Antony:
Antony and Cleopatra- Amazon.com
Antony and Cleopatra - Kindle Edition (US)
Antony and Cleopatra- Amazon.co.uk