Berenice II.

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Berenice II.Berenice II. was born around 267 BC. She was a daughter of the King Magas and the Queen Arsinoe. First she married Demetrius the Fair and later Ptolemy III Euergetes, with whom she had these children - Berenice, Arsinoe III, Ptolemy (later Ptolemy IV Philometor), Alexander and Magas.

Berenice II. ruled together with her second husband Ptolemy III. in 246 - 222 BC. She was declared a Goddess, when she still lived. She died in 221 BC (she was probably poisoned).

Berenice II.

Berenice II.

Message from the Nile

  • History of Czech institution of egyptology

    The Czech egyptology founder is Frantisek Lexa, the author of up to now evaluated work about ancient Egypt magic and Demotic grammar. Seminar for egyptology started thanks to him in Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of Charles University in Prague in 1925. Two years later Lexa became the first regular professor of egyptology in then Czechoslovakia.

  • Abusir - outstation of Czech egyptology expedition

    Abusir is an archaeological locality in Egypt named after nearby recent village Abusir. It is situated on western Nile bank on the edge of Libyan tableland approximately 20 kilometers to the south-west of Cairo. The name of this locality is derived from ancient Egypt god Osiris, from Per Usir (Busiris), "(cult) place of Osiris" (Busiris in Greek).

  • Researches in Western desert

    Czech egyptology is successful in researching not only on pyramidal fields in Abusir recently, but also in supporting and organizing smaller expeditions into egyptian Western desert. Czech expedition has been working even in slowly evanescent oasis El-Hajez since 2003, which is situated about 400 km to the south-west from Cairo.

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