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Ladies Weekend -- Egyptian Style

Call up the girls and head out to the Cleopatra Exhibit at the Franklin Institute



    Ladies Weekend -- Egyptian Style
    G. Widman for GPTMC
    Get the girls together and check out the Cleopatra exhibit at the Franklin Institute.

    In desperate need of a ladies weekend?

    Well gather up your girlfriends for a regal getaway -- Egyptian style.

    From June 5 until January 2, the Franklin Institute is hosting the world premiere of Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt organized by National Geographic and Arts & Exhibitions International.

    Don’t miss your chance to see 142 never-before-seen artifacts, ancient jewelry, and an original papyrus document believed to be written by the Queen herself, taking you deep inside the search for one of the worlds most famous unsolved mysteries.

    “Queen Cleopatra has captured the hearts of people all over the world. Remembered as a beautiful, charismatic and powerful woman, many things about her life are still shrouded in mystery,” said Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities.

    Philly is offering a Cleopatra VIP Hotel Package which includes, two VIP tickets to the exhibit (yes, you get to cut the line) and overnight accommodation for two in one of 11 participating hotels.

    Stop by Fountain Restaurant at the Four Seasons for lunch to try their special menu with Cleopatra-themed items such as chickpea hummus, slow-cooked duck, acacia honey and almond cake, and some delicious cocktails.

    When that sun goes down, enjoy a girl’s night out in Northern Liberties, for some shopping and dining at the European style, Piazza at Schmidts.

    And what royal weekend wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the spa? Take a drive out to Radnor, Pa. to indulge in the Egyptian-inspired services 3000BC WellMed Spa has to offer.

    For a full itinerary on how to live it up like a queen for the weekend, visit the official website of the Greater Philadelphia.

    Rates range from $179 to $289 per night or call 1.877.TFI.TIXS for tickets to the exhibit.