Thursday, December 2, 2010

Arsinoe II King of Lower Egypt

There is a new study of Ptolemaic queen Arsinoe II the daughter of the founder of Egypt.s Ptolemaic Dynasty Ptolemy Soter and sister wife of king Ptolemy II. The author of the study Maria Nilson of Gothenburg University has found that the special crown worn in representations of Arsinoe may well represent Arsinoe as a king of lower Egypt.

Queen Arsinoe II was deified in her lifetime and for 200 years throughout the dynasty by the kings and queens that followed. Among Arsinoe's many accomplishments is her participation in the Olympic games in which she won three events in horse harnessing.

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