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EventThe Land of Cleopatra

National Roman Legion Museum
2630 May 2014 , 11am - 4pm


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’.

 

 

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