FC: Adventure to Aegyptus | Jane, Anna, Taylor and Julianna | In 250 A.D!
1: Leaving Rome! | Departing from our home. | King Fabian gives us the task of reaching Aegyptus and learning all we can about the Roman Province.
2: We Start our Journey on a Boat... | Here is a drawing of our transportation to Aegyptus. | We plan to travel south east, across the Mediterranean Sea.
3: Crossing the Mediterranean | We faced tough weather along the way. | We passed famous areas like Sicily, Greece, and Crete.
4: Arriving to Aegyptus | We entered Aegyptus through the Delta of the Nile River. | We were greeted by some native Egyptians.
5: The History of Aegyptus | Conquered first by Alexander the Great. He crushed what little Persian rule was in the area. Alexander spread vast amounts of Hellenistic culture. | The Ptolemy Dynasty ruled for 300 years until the last single ruling Ptolemy, (XII) died, leaving the reign to XII and daughter Cleopatra.
6: History Continued... | Followed by the divided reign of Cleopatra and her brother/husband Ptolemy XII. The two shared the power, but as fierce rivals. | After a series of events involving Caesar, Pompey, and Ptolemy, Ptolemy XIII was deemed main ruler of Egypt, but his reign was short lived. | Cleopatra and Caesar had a historic affair that led to the birth of a son named Caesarion. He would be the next ruler of Egypt after the murder of her even younger brother, Ptolemy XIV.
7: The true heir of Caesar, Octavian, went on his way to Egypt after the death of Caesar to take over the area. This resulted in the suicide of Cleopatra and her husband Antony in 30 BC. After this, Egypt fell into Roman control for the last 280 years. | If there was any doubt over whether the Caesarion was really Caesar's son, Octavian ended the potential trouble by having him killed. | Becoming a Roman Province
8: The Production of Grain | Nile River Valley was extremely fertile. | This fertility caused for a vast surplus of grain that was regularly exported.
9: Textile Manufacturing | The clothing industry was a key accomplishment in ancient Aegyptus.
10: Papyrus | It's main products, like paper, served as a key import to the Roman Word.
11: This concludes our trip to Aegyptus. | 2/14/250 A.D. | Creators: Julianna Hill, Anna Nicholson, Jane Chiffriller, Taylor Harmon | 5th period