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Cleopatra, the Last Queen of Egypt. Photo 2a

 





All Photos: Cleopatra,
the Last Queen of Egypt

Queen Cleopatra: computer photo 2a
Queen Cleopatra: computer photo 2a, a digital likeness of Cleopatra

 

Queen Cleopatra on the ring
Queen Cleopatra
on the ring

Queen Cleopatra: bust from Berlin
Cleopatra:
bust from Berlin

Cleopatra VII on coins (1)
Cleopatra VII
 on coins (1)

Cleopatra VII on coins (2)
Cleopatra VII
 on coins (2)

Cleopatra VII on coins (3)
Cleopatra VII
 on coins (3)

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Cleopatra was probably not light-skinned with blue eyes.
This is the most controversial issue: Greeks often claim she was Greek; North Africans often claim she was North African. According to Cambridge Univeristy's Dr. Sally Ann Ashton:

"She probably wasn't just completely European. You've got to remember that her family had actually lived in Egypt for 300 years by the time she came to power." -
Dr. Ashton, with the help of Image Foundry Studios, created a digital likeness of Cleopatra based on her extensive research.
"We constructed this image by piecing together research collected by Egyptologist Sally Ann Ashton from Cambridge University."...
The result — seen above — is a woman who is not, ethnically, French and German. It's safe to say that the Mediterranean was, in those days, somewhat of a melting pot. So much trade, so many empires, so many different ethnicities mixing, enslaving, fornicating and conquering each other. There were some pharoahs, like Piankhi, who were dark-skinned Nubians. It's clear from the digital face construction that Dr. Ashton believes Cleopatra was not an alabaster-skinned queen.

Ted Casablanca points out, "Even the great Elizabeth Taylor… discovered in her research (and later dished to us) that Cleopatra was 'a really homely woman.'"

But according to Cassius Dio, Cleo's personality had a lot to do with it:
"She was a woman of surpassing beauty, and at that time, when she was in the prime of her youth, she was most striking; she also possessed a most charming voice and knowledge of how to make herself agreeable to every one. Being brilliant to look upon and to listen to, with the power to subjugate every one, even a love-sated man already past his prime, she thought that it would be in keeping with her role to meet Caesar, and she reposed in her beauty all her claims to the throne."

Cleopatra became queen when she was 18. When Julius Caesar was assassinated and Cleopatra aligned with Mark Antony, Cleo was 25.

From jezebel.com/5561170/angelina-as-cleopatra-yes-and-no

By the way, the beauty Cleopatra, Egyptian pharaoh, built for herself a residencee at the shore of the sunny Dead Sea. It was the first in the world real spa at the Salt Sea (or Dead Sea).

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