Posts Tagged ‘cleopatra’

Cleopatra Selene II: A Survivor’s Royal Destiny

Cleopatra Selene II, daughter of the famed Egyptian queen Cleopatra VII and Roman general Mark Antony, led a remarkable and turbulent life that intertwined the legacies of both Egypt and Rome. Read more Section:  News History Famous People Read Later  Source

Never Mind Cleopatra – What About the Forgotten Queens of Nubia?

Jada Pinkett Smith’s new Netflix documentary series on Cleopatra aims to spotlight powerful African queens. Read more Section:  News General Read Later  Source

Woke Fail: Netflix’s ‘Queen Cleopatra’ Appears to Have Worst Audience Score in TV History

Netflix’s “docudrama” Queen Cleopatra launched two weeks ago and now looks to have earned the unenviable plaudit of drawing the worst audience score in TV history. Source

A Face to the Legend: The Quest to Reconstruct Cleopatra’s Look (Video)

Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Egypt, is one of the most iconic figures in history. She was known for her intelligence, beauty, and powerful political acumen.  Read more Section:  News Video History Famous People Read Later  Source

QUEEN CLEOPATRA: Netflix sued by Egyptian lawyer for blackwashing history

An Egyptian lawyer has filed a case with the Public Prosecutor to close the Netflix platform after the trailer of “Queen Cleopatra” was released, which depicts the Greek historical figure as a black-skinned woman. According to Egypt Independent, Mahmoud al-Semary demanded that all legal measures be taken against those responsible for the documentary and the… […]

QUEEN CLEOPATRA: Former Egyptian Antiquites Minister blasts new Netflix series – “Cleopatra was Greek”

Reactions against the blackwashing of Queen Cleopatra has not subsided following the release of the trailer for the second season of the Netflix documentary series, “African Queens”, signed as executive producer by Jada Pinkett Smith, wife of actor Will Smith. The new four-part dramatised docu-series, Queen Cleopatra, premiering on the platform on May 10, chronicles… […]

There Was More Than One Cleopatra in Ancient Egypt

Very few people have failed to hear of Cleopatra, one of the most well known women in history. Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later  Source

Not Just a Pretty Face: Cleopatra Was a Genius Who Spoke 8 Languages

Cleopatra VII (69 – 30 BC) was Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt and its last active ruler. Most famous for her love affairs with Mark Antony and Julius Caesar Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later 

Roman Historian’s Cleopatra’s Pearl Story: Is It Fact or Fiction?

“Cleopatra’s Pearl”  is a story told by the Roman author Pliny the Elder in his famous long-read book  Natural History . According to this tale, the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt, Cleopatra VII, drank a goblet of vinegar after a priceless pearl was dissolved in it. Pliny claims that this was done by the Egyptian […]

What if Cleopatra and Octavian Had Been Friends?

While Caesar and Cleopatra have been remembered as the ultimate power couple, Cleopatra and Octavian are among the most famous enemies of ancient history. Both inextricably linked to Caesar, Cleopatra was his lover while Octavian was his adopted son, and they created monumental chapters in the history of both ancient Egypt and Rome. For centuries, […]

Mummy With Golden Tongue Found At Possible Site Of Cleopatra’s Tomb

During recent explorations at an ancient Egyptian temple near Alexandria, archaeologists found something startling and unique. While searching inside a newly discovered burial shaft, they found a 2,000-year-old mummy with a golden tongue. This isn’t to suggest that the mummy suddenly came to life and began impressing them with its powers of oratory persuasion. It […]

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra makes archaeological sense

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Wonder-Woman Playing Cleopatra Sparks Racial Controversy

There is perhaps no better way of instigating argument in modern society than bringing up ethnicity, race or gender, and with this in mind I petition that you, the reader, to stay on “my side” throughout this article, no matter how sensitive it gets. Ancient Origins does not want to take a side, but just […]

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