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...
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...
Renowned Archaeologist Releases Cleopatra Documentary Amid Netflix Controversy
Renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass recently appeared in a 90-minute documentary about Cleopatra as the controversy brewing around the Netflix production Queen Cleopatra continues to brew following its release on the popular streaming platform. The new documentary featuring Hawass, simply titled...
Egypt Announces its Own Cleopatra Documentary Amid Netflix Controversy
A television channel in Egypt has announced that it will produce its own Cleopatra documentary amid the current controversy surrounding the docudrama produced by Netflix, Queen Cleopatra. The new Egyptian channel, Al-Watha’eqeya, made the announcement in late April and expressed...
Queen Cleopatra: Netflix’s Perverse Plutarch Pastiche
The controversy over the Netflix series "Queen Cleopatra", which portrays the Greek queen of Egypt as black, continues. Greek Reporter republishes an article that appeared in TheAmericanConservative.com and is reprinted with permission. By Sumantra Maitra I became aware of furious Greek...