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Diamonds, Gemstones, Cleopatra - How Her Extravegance Was the Death of Caesar

Mar 20, 2008
Egyptian History has made famous that magic moment that beautiful young Cleopatra first met Julius Caesar. As young Queen of Egypt she had herself unrolled from that carpet. The old warrior Caesar was enchanted. Caesar spent the afternoon, the evening and the night with her on her glorious barge.

Caesar had planned to take Cleopatra out to his large but poorly equipped ship. In contrast, Cleopatra laid out a more glorious feast than Caesar had ever seen. And the slaves kept bringing more: the feast went on, beyond healthy lifestyles in their feasting in such luxury. Glorious rich Cleopatra was resplendent and confident in her life luxurious beyond belief.

Cleopatra and Alexandria were overwhelming, first to Julius Caesar who came to demand her loyalty and was enchanted over to pledging his to her. Rome was still in the early era of being created, and at this point in history, Rome had none of the Greek grandeur that Alexander had been inspired to create and oversee in creating in Alexandria a greater Athens.

Here would be finally, a great port for ancient Egypt so it could turn out to the world, rather than the inward life up and down the Nile that for thousands of years had served and fed the people with the lush fresh topsoil every floods of the seasons brought to the fortunate people of Egypt.

Now others such as Greece and Rome who experienced winters could have a safe food haven in times of famine or need. Egypt was truly a blessed land with never a cold season and crops to grow all the year through. The abundance of foods were a major source of essential food for growing Rome.

Until Rome had fully conquered the navy of Egypt all Roman leaders were in awe of the glories and recognition of Egypt. Here was the known beginning of civilization as they were coming to understand. Culture and learning had seemed to come out of the hills and forests into becoming Egypt, then, Athens. And now, coming soon, was great Rome, the wind in her sails, the slaves stroking in harmony.

When Julius Caesar and later Mark Antony first met Cleopatra she saw to it they were dazzled and enchanted. Her golden barge would pull up at the wharf, the mighty Roman would be brought aboard to more splendor than he could ever have imagined: her resplendent with jewels, diamonds, necklace of intricate gold, and a feast of foods not grown near Rome.

Cleopatra won both hearts with her opulence and grandeur as never yet seen in more primitive growing Rome as they had never beheld before. Julius and Cleopatra lived as a couple for many weeks, his wife in Rome forgotten, his demands for the subservience of Egypt as well.

However back in Rome Cleopatra was not popular and soon Julius, knives in his Emperor back, was dead. Cleopatra had already departed on her golden ship back to Alexandria. Enough of Rome. She had been isolated, her vast riches resented, and she wanted to go home to civil behavior Cleopatra had seen enough of pagan Rome in contrast to when her mighty ancestor Alexander had believed in God and godly behavior, compared to these self indulgent vulgar new rich.

But Cleopatra had begun a desire of poorer and more hungry Rome to incorporate this lush rich land of ancient Egypt and have the only known eternal source of healthy foods. You do not show off your plush riches and just sail off in your golden barge and not expect some one to come after you.

Mark my words, Antony, we will return with that sad final part of the story of Cleopatra and the end of the era of a family of Alexander ruling Egypt.
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Derek Dashwood loves how a more abundant supply of diamonds make bargains a reality rather than a dream of bliss.Take a click, your site is here and has it at Heritage Diamonds and Gemstones
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