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Who was the last Egyptian Pharaoh?

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demon300 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 29, 2012 at 12:29 PM via web

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Who was the last Egyptian Pharaoh?

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plshelpme | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted November 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM (Answer #2)

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Caesarion

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thedemon | College Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 3, 2012 at 6:21 PM (Answer #3)

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Before Rome took over the administration of Egypt it was co-ruled by Ptolemy XV, who acended to the throne at the age of 3. He was thought to be the son of Julius Caesar and was called Caesarion in his honor. After the Battle of Actium, Octavian supposedly had Casearion strangled in Alexandria because is was never good to have, "too many Caesars." Octavian then assumed total control of Egypt in the year 30 CE.

Casearion was also granted several other royal titles, including Irmaatenre, or "he who carries out the will of Ra."

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shivug | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 29, 2012 at 1:53 PM (Answer #1)

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The last pharaoh was Ptolemy XV. He was Cleopatra VII's son, who claimed the throne at the age of three. Actually he was co-ruler along with Cleopatra so it is considered they are both the last pharaohs. Then Egypt became possession of Rome after Cleopatra's famous suicide.

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saintfester | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:49 PM (Answer #1)

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Before Rome took over the administration of Egypt it was co-ruled by Ptolemy XV, who acended to the throne at the age of 3. He was thought to be the son of Julius Caesar and was called Caesarion in his honor. After the Battle of Actium, Octavian supposedly had Casearion strangled in Alexandria because is was never good to have, "too many Caesars." Octavian then assumed total control of Egypt in the year 30 CE.

Casearion was also granted several other royal titles, including Irmaatenre, or "he who carries out the will of Ra."

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