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Ancient Egypt
1. Introduction
2. People
3. Life styles
4. Culture
5. Education and Science
6. Society
7. Economy
8. Government
9. Cities and Villages
10. Language
11. Religion
12. Kings / periods
13. History
14. Map



























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Ptolemy 12 Neos Dionysios



Statue of Ptolemy 12 Neos Dionysios. Graeco-Roman museum, Alexandria, Egypt.
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Statue of Ptolemy 12 Neos Dionysios. Graeco-Roman museum, Alexandria, Egypt.

(Ca. 112- 51 BCE) King of Egypt 80-51 BCE. Ptolemy was one of the last kings of the Ptolemaic dynasty, and one of the weak rulers of this dynasty who did not manage to hold control over Egypt without foreign help.
He got his aid from the Romans, who he rewarded by bribes. From 58 until 55 he was exiled by unsatisfied Egyptians, and did not return to his position as king of Egypt until he got help from his aids in Rome.
Under Ptolemy, Egypt lost control over Cyprus to the Romans. At times, there was a real danger that the Romans should take control over all of Egypt.
Ptolemy was the father of Cleopatra 7 Philopator.





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By Tore Kjeilen