Ptolemy III

Ptolemy III

(Ptolemy Euergetes) (tŏl`əmē yo͞oûr`jĭtēz), d. 221 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (246–221 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy IIPtolemy II
(Ptolemy Philadelphus) , c.308–246 B.C., king of ancient Egypt (285–246 B.C.), of the Macedonian dynasty, son of Ptolemy I and Berenice (c.340–281 B.C.). He continued his father's efforts to make Alexandria the cultural center of the Greek world.
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 and the first Arsinoë. He plunged immediately into a war with Syria, where his sister, BereniceBerenice,
c.280–46 B.C., queen-consort of ancient Syria; wife of Antiochus II. She was called Berenice Syra. She was the daughter of Ptolemy II, and her marriage (252) to Antiochus II marked a temporary cessation in the wars between the Egyptian monarchs and the Seleucids.
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, was trying to secure the throne for her son. Berenice and her son were murdered before Ptolemy could arrive, and Seleucus IISeleucus II
(Seleucus Callinicus), d. 226 B.C., king of ancient Syria (247–226 B.C.), son of Antiochus II. On his father's death there was a struggle for the throne between Seleucus and his stepmother, Berenice (on behalf of her infant son).
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 held the throne, though the Egyptian king won a brilliant if impermanent victory. Egyptian fleets controlled most of the coasts of Asia Minor and E Greece, and the kingdom was enlarged by Ptolemy's marriage to BereniceBerenice,
c.273–21 B.C., queen of ancient Cyrene and Egypt. She was the daughter and successor of King Magas of Cyrene. In 247 B.C. she married Ptolemy III, thereby effectively annexing Cyrene to Egypt.
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, daughter and heiress of the king of Cyrene.
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It has detailed inscriptions of Ptolemy III, who succeeded Ptolemy II, offering sacrifices to the Egyptian goddess Isis as well as images of the god Hapi.
After the marriage of Ptolemy III to Berenice, daughter of the Cyrenean Governor Magas, around the middle of the third century, many Cyrenaican cities were renamed to mark the occasion.
The temple, discovered in the Kom el-Dekkah neighbourhood of the city, is believed to belong to Queen Berenike II, wife of Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt in the third century BC, according to Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities.
The mission led by Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud, head of Antiquities of Lower Egypt, discovered the remains of a temple of Queen Berenike, the wife of King Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt between 246 and 222 BC, in the Kom al-Dikka area in Alexandria.
Bingen's excellent chapter detailing how Ptolemy I justified his rule by appropriating Alexander's legacy and establishing a Cultural centre at Alexandria precedes an enlightening chapter on a naos of Ptolemy III at Philae.
Ptolemy III was so bent on this objective that he ordered all foreign ships boarded and their books confiscated to be copied for the library's vaults.
Known as the radiate crown of Helios, it was worn by Ptolemy III in coins struck by his successor Ptolemy IV as a symbol of the triumphs Ptolemy III had mastered (see, e.
He shows that all queens who became co-rulers and therefore had a Horus title (except Berenike II, who ruled while Ptolemy III was in Syria) had helped to put their sons in power (p.
Past Egyptian missions by El-Khashab were successful in documenting some objects at the site: "Tens of coins were found, the oldest dating to Ptolemy III and the most recent being a gold dinar struck in the Islamic year 154 / C.
CAIRO: Archaeologists unearthed 383 bronze coins dating back to King Ptolemy III who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century BC and was an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra, Egypt's antiquities authority announced Wednesday.
The propylon of the Temple of Amon-Re Montu in the temple area of North Karnak is a remarkably preserved monument constructed during a period that extends through the reigns of Ptolemy III Euergetes I and Ptolemy IV Philopator.
The Canopy Stones are even older as they date back to King Ptolemy III, whereas the Rosetta Stone marked the ascension of King Ptolemy V to the throne of Egypt.