Cleopatra’s Other Sisters – The Queens of Africa

This presentation is part of the National Geographic’s  exhibition of  “Cleopatra, The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt which is at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia through January 2, 2011.

Date: Thursday, December 2
Time: 7:00PM
Location: Franklin Theater First Floor
FREE with advance registration, please call 215.448.1254.

Visit the Franklin Mint for a presentation and panel discussion centered on the history, symbolism and controversy of Cleopatra and the queens of Africa who preceded her. Leading scholars will debate how history has shaped the stories of these powerful rulers in this fast-paced journey through the power and strange fates of Cleopatra and other female pharaohs.

Panelists Include:

Dr. Molefi Kete Asante | Professor, Department of African American Studies at Temple University
Dr. D. Zizwe Poe | Associate Professor of History at Lincoln University
Dr. Ama Mazama | Associate Professor of African American Studies at Temple University

Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast is a short 30 minute drive to the Franklin Institute. Combine your visit to the Franklin Mint with a visit to all the wonderful events happening in the Brandywine Valley during this magical holiday season.  We are still offering a $50.00 coupon good for a future stay at Hamanassett when you book a 2 night mid-week stay at Hamanassett between now and December 23, 2010.  Use it for your own return visit or as a gift.  See our web site for details.