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Incredible Cleopatra Facts That You Didn’t Learn in History Class

Incredible Cleopatra Facts That You Didn’t Learn in History Class November 5, 2019Leave a comment

    We all think we know a lot about the Egyptian Queen because of what Hollywood and Halloween costumes tell us. However, historians have spent thousands of years getting to know the real woman: the politician, the sister, the lover. Here are 25 facts you definitely didn’t know about the famous female Pharaoh…

    Cleopatra Was Actually Greek

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    Although born in Egypt, she was not actually ethnically Egyptian. She was a member of a Greek dynasty, the Ptolemies, who ruled Egypt for 300 years. She embraced many of her ancestor’s Greek customs during her reign in Egypt and was the first ever Ptolemaic ruler to speak and write in Egyptian.