The Hollow Crown series II: 22/09/14, first day of filming.
Photos by Halflink.
Sorry for the quality. The pictures were taken paprazzi-style: from behind a not-so-nearby tree. The things I do for you, Sherlock fandom :) Enjoy!
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Since the original article has since been deleted (I can’t imagine why…), you can still view it here.
While ancient Egyptians were, by all accounts, black, the fact remains that their civilization was under foreign rule for the last 340 years before its collapse. There are literally numerous funerary coffins from that time period—different from a traditional Egyptian sarcophagus—that bore portraits depicting the person inside. These are referred to as Fayum mummy portraits. They are clearly a departure from Egyptian practices and artwork, and are considered as direct Roman influence, so yes: There is quite a lot of evidence as to the Greek and Roman occupation of Egypt.
As for Cleopatra, even her name is of Greek origin. As mentioned above, she was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Greek rulers that served as Egyptian pharaohs. The land would be later ruled over by Romans, Arabs, and Muslims. It is not known who her mother is, but it is speculated that even her mother may have been part Macedonian, and not fully Egyptian, thus putting even the suggested quarter of Egyptian heritage into question. While both queens Hapshetsut and Nefertiti were of pure Egyptian lineage, Cleopatra was not.
For further reading:
Or, if you’d like even more information, I’m pretty sure I’ve got a few books around here on the subject…
But seriously: Please do not make a post about the history of anything unless you are knowledgeable enough about it that you are not presenting a false account of someone else’s civilization.
Benedict Cumberbatch for The Hollywood Reporter Magazine (September 26,2014 issue)
dining @ the members club @ Tate Modern & look who I bump into… #sherlockholmes #benedictcumberbatch
That’s one gorgeous shot.
Andrew Scott & Benedict Cumberbatch at the Bright Young Things Gala.
Benedict Cumberbatch attend the Bright Young Things Gala 2014, a Young Patrons of the National Theatre gala event in support of emerging artists, at The National Theatre on September 18, 2014[HQ]
Benedict Cumberbatch and Owain Arthur attend the Bright Young Things Gala
Yup. Sounds about right.
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Scott attend the Bright Young Things Gala 2014
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