I wanted to get these out before I left to do some heavy cooking with me friends. I love anything to do with the ancient civilizations - the Phoenicians, Akkadians, Babylonians, China, Greece, Rome, Egypt (and many more) - I love learning about the rich cultures. I think cultures were so fascinating back then. I wonder if they'd say the same about us, lol. That's why when I heard there was a Cleopatra-themed collection coming out, I just had to have it.