The Land of Cleopatra
Although Egypt became part of the Roman Empire it still had a very strong identity. In this half term workshop we look at Roman Egypt through crafts and activities.
To the Romans Egypt was exotic – and a little bit dangerous; think of the reputation that Cleopatra has! With a long and rich history, Egypt wasn’t about to give that up after it became a Province of the Roman Empire in 30 BC. There was a thriving trade with other parts of the Empire; grain was shipped to Rome and Egypt became known as ‘the bread basket of the Empire’.