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Ptolemaic Kingdom

Ptolemaic Dynasty, The Royal Family of Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII Philopator is one of the most famous figures of antiquity, but few people are familiar with the fascinating history of her ancestors. The Ptolemaic Dynasty, to which she belonged, was founded by Ptolemy I Soter, one of the...

Cleopatra’s Daughter: Prisoner, Survivor, and Queen

Queen Cleopatra (VII Philopator) is one of the most recognizable names in history, but her daughter, who managed to survive the chaos that befell Ptolemaic Egypt, is much less well known. Cleopatra VII had four children. With Julius Caesar, she...

Gal Gadot to Star as Queen Cleopatra in Upcoming Movie

Israeli actress Gal Gadot, best known for her role as Wonder Woman, is set to star as Queen Cleopatra Philopator VII in an upcoming movie to be released in theatres in 2025. Renewed discussion about the movie has been...

Netflix’s “Cleopatra” Director Speaks Out After Casting Backlash

Tina Gharavi, the director of the highly controversial upcoming Netflix docudrama series Queen Cleopatra, has responded to criticism that the casting choices made in the series were deliberate acts of historical revisionism. The backlash against the series was prompted by...