Amazing facts about Cleopatra

Powerful name: Cleopatra Tea Philopator was born in 69 BC, and died at age 39 on 12 August. 

Daughter of siblings: In ancient times, it was common for noblemen to marry their relatives to guarantee the purity of lineage.

She was not Egyptian: Cleopatra was of Greek origin and was born in Macedonia. 

Famous: She was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty, the descendants of Ptolemy I, who ruled Egypt after King Alexander III.

Married her brother: Before his death, Ptolemy chose his children, Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII, as the new rulers of Egypt.

She killed three of her brothers: Driven by the ambition of ruling on her own, Cleopatra went to war with her first husband, Ptolemy XIII.

Cold: Cleopatra was then forced to marry her younger brother, Ptolemy XIV, who became her next victim.

Wars: Much blood was shed in Egypt because of Cleopatra's greed.

She was not pretty: Even though she was portrayed in the movies by the stunning actress Elizabeth Taylor.

She was not seductive: The legend of her being an irresistible woman was created by the Romans.

Intelligent: Cleopatra was a skilled strategist and administrator, who was very well educated.

Julius Caesar: As soon as her brother took power, Cleopatra was exiled to Syria. 

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