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Cleopatra's House, Delos

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  • The house belonged to the famous Queen of Egypt, but a Lady of high society of Delos. At the entrance of the mansion we see the sculptures of the owners and take that question time.
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  • Don't be misled by the name 'Cleopatra.' It was a very popular name during the time of the great queen. A 'Cleopatra' was said to be the joy of her father. This particular Cleopatra must have been a p...  read more »
  • Not only the Mycenaean civilization inhabited the island. The Romans also. The House of Cleopatra is an example. I don't know if the House was inhabited or visited by Cleopatra.
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  • On Delos there were no numbers of the streets and no numbers either. How did then people know at which door to knock? By these kind of status at the entrance of the house. For sure, their looks needed to be renewed every few years, accordingly to the owners looks. Not the whole statue would be renovated, but just a head of it.
  • Not Cleopatra VII, the famous Greek queen, last pharaoh of Egypt. In 1906 French archaeologists found the headless statues of the owners of this house, Dioskourides and his wife Cleopatra, a couple from Athens; they were erected in 138 BC by Cleopatra after the death of her husband; Cleopatra is a Greek name meaning "glory of her father". Worth seing.
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