Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cleopatra and the Moon Landing

I think most people underestimate the time frame the Egyptians occupied.

Did you know that the lifetime of Cleopatra is closer in time to the moon landing than the construction of the Great Pyramids?

Yeah, I know. My head exploded when I heard that, too.

It's true:
Cleopatra was born 2501 years after the pyramids were built, but only 2000 years before the moon landing. So even though most people associate both Cleopatra and the Pyramids with Ancient Egypt, more time passed between when the pyramids were build and when she was born than between when she was born and the moon landing.

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