History Hypatia of Alexandria Documentary film

Published on August 19th, 2011

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Ancient World: Hypatia of Alexandria

Ancient World: Hypatia of Alexandria is a historical documentary narrated by historian broadcaster Bettany Hughes who took a trip to Egypt in quest of the city’s ancient beginnings, goes underneath the streets and examines the sunken ruins which are everything that remains was in the past, the biggest city on the planet. Alexandria is among the world’s greatest historic cities. As Hughes describes in her documentary, Alexandrian scientists had been the very first to precisely graph and or chart the motions of the planets along with implying that the Earth moved around the sun. Players of characters on this film reads like a who’s who of the ancient world, from famous figures such as Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, to the Greek general Ptolemy and the female mathematician and philosopher Hypatia.

Hypatia’s popularity was emphasized by the reality that she was in fact both female as well as a pagan on an progressively more Christian surroundings. Immediately prior to her death, Cyril became the Christian bishop on the City of Alexandria, then a turmoil occurred between the prefect Orestes and Cyril. Orestes had been hated by a few Christians and had been a good friend of Hypatia, because of this, rumors initiated that Hypatia shoul be responsible for the chaos. Early in the time of 415 C.E., the problem arrived at a tragic ending when a massive group of Christian monks arrested Hypatia, inflict repeated blows on her, then dragged her body towards a church in which they mutilated her body using a razor-sharp tiles then scorched her remains. Many believed that the killing of Hypatia marked the final timeline of Classical antiquity.

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4 Responses to Ancient World: Hypatia of Alexandria

  1. Mike Deangelo says:

    Nothing was destroyed by Christians. The books were destroyed by an accidental fire in 48bc set off by the pagan Romans. The very fact the works that were stored there are still around is due to catholic monks. Please understand this movie was made by people with a vendetta against you and Christianity. Much like the Dan brown books they rewrite history to there own embarrassment.

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    • Jessica says:

      Actually, if you keep up on your information. Caesar omitted setting fire to THE library… it is also said that it wasn't the Great Library that was burnt to the ground. The translation is everything. Not only that but Marc Anthony supposed gave Cleopatra over 200,000 scrolls from the library AFTER Caesar supposed burned it down. You can't denote everything saying this is fact and that is fact. Truthfully, Caear, Christians and Mosleum more then likely all had a hand in destroying parts of the library.

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      • Jessica says:

        Supposedly** (twice)
        Than*

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  2. Dave says:

    Just how many works of historical philosophers were destroyed by christians and all of the the greek historical temples and magnificent statues were demolished.. even the Academia of Plato which was operating for 1000 years was shut down by Justinian mainly because it was perceived as paganistic.

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