Amazing Cleopatra Facts
1. Cleopatra believed she was the daughter of Egyptian goddess Isis
and the bite of an asp would take her to the gods.
2. Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian; she was Greek.
3. Cleopatra's reign was for 21 years, from 51 BC to 30 BC.
4. Julius Caesar had a son with Cleopatra.
5. Cleopatra could speak 9 different languages.
6. The $44 million budget of the movie Cleopatra is equivalent to $270 million in 1999, thus being the most expensive movie ever made to date.
7. Cleopatras real name was Auletes!
8. In the entire 300-year old Ptolemaic dynasty, Cleopatra was the only Pharaoh who could speak Egyptian.
9. According to some archaeologists, Cleopatra wore a gold mask every night to maintain her youthful looking skin.
10. Cleopatra was actually Cleopatra VII, and was the last pharaoh of Egypt, because Rome took over following her death.
11. Cleopatra came to power in Egypt at the age of 17.
12. Cleopatra had four children, namely Caesarion aka Ptolemy Caesar (son of Julius Caesar) and Alexander Helios, Cleopatra Selene II and Ptolemy Philadelphus (children of Mark Antony).
13. Cleopatra made her lipstick from crushed beetles, which gave it a red pigment, and ants which she used for the base.
14. Cleopatra’s Needle was 1,000 years old when Cleopatra was born.
15. Cleopatra wrote a book about make-up.
16. Cleopatra married two of her brothers.
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