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What Did Queen Cleopatra Look Like?

Given the recent controversy surrounding the depiction of  Cleopatra VII Philopator as a black African woman in the Netflix documentary series Queen Cleopatra, the spotlight has again fallen on the physical appearance of this enigmatic and beguiling figure of...

Cleopatra’s Lovers and the Fate of Ptolemaic Egypt

Cleopatra VII Philopator is one of the most famous figures of antiquity, having ruled over ancient Egypt between 51 and 30 BC. A heroine to some and a villainess to others, her fate was intimately tied to the fortunes...

The Black Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

Netflix's Queen Cleopatra docuseries has caused an immense storm of controversy surrounding its depiction of Cleopatra VII Philopator as a black woman, and whilst Cleopatra herself was not black, there were indeed black pharaohs who ruled over Egypt at...