History Egypt Ptolemy II Philadelphos
Son of Ptolemy I and was elevated to co-ruler 2 years prior to Ptolemy
I's death. Ptolemy II encouraged intellectual pursuits and during his reign
he added a museum, the famous library, and one of the "7 Wonders of the world"
Pharos light house to the city of Alexandria. Although, he encouraged intellectual
pursuits he also enjoyed pomp and luxury. This was a very successful reign
and saw expansion of Ptolemaic possessions throughout the Mediterranian
and internal stability within Egypt.