Amazing Cleopatra Facts


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1. Cleopatra believed she was the daughter of Egyptian goddess Isis and the bite of an asp would take her to the gods.
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2. Cleopatra wasn't Egyptian; she was Greek.
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3. Cleopatra's reign was for 21 years, from 51 BC to 30 BC.
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4. Julius Caesar had a son with Cleopatra.
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5. Cleopatra could speak 9 different languages.
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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.
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7. Cleopatras real name was Auletes!
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8. In the entire 300-year old Ptolemaic dynasty, Cleopatra was the only Pharaoh who could speak Egyptian.

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9. According to some archaeologists, Cleopatra wore a gold mask every night to maintain her youthful looking skin.
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10. Cleopatra was actually Cleopatra VII, and was the last pharaoh of Egypt, because Rome took over following her death.
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11. Cleopatra came to power in Egypt at the age of 17.
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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).
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13. Cleopatra made her lipstick from crushed beetles, which gave it a red pigment, and ants which she used for the base.
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14. Cleopatra’s Needle was 1,000 years old when Cleopatra was born.
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15. Cleopatra wrote a book about make-up.
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16. Cleopatra married two of her brothers.

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