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Cleopatra's Children

Cleopatra VII, one of the last Egyptian queens of the line of Ptolemy, is one of history's most famous people, and yet her children by Julius Caesar and Marc Antony, and their fate, are nearly forgotten. This is original content based...
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra VII
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Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra VII

The iconic cinematic performance of Elizabeth Taylor in the motion picture Cleopatra (1963) left a lasting impression of the Egyptian queen’s supposed beauty. Despite its emphatic opulence, the movie still implies that Cleopatra could only...
Cleopatra Selene II, Boscoreale
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Cleopatra Selene II, Boscoreale

The allegorical portrait on this silver emblema dish is attributed to Cleopatra Selene II (40 BCE–c. 5 BCE), the daughter of Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE) and Mark Antony (83–30 BCE). She wears an elephant scalp as a headdress and carries a cornucopia...
Cleopatra VII
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Cleopatra VII

Cleopatra VII silver tetradrachm, 1st century BCE. (Numismatics Museum, Athens)
Cleopatra's Death
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Cleopatra's Death

Painting by Reginald Arthur from 1892 CE, depicting the legendary death of Cleopatra by snakebite.
Cleopatra VII (Artist's Impression)
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Cleopatra VII (Artist's Impression)

Artist's impression of Cleopatra VII, as depicted in the video game Assassin's Creed: Origins by Ubisoft.
Juba II & Cleopatra Selene II
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Juba II & Cleopatra Selene II

Coin of Juba II (r. 29 BCE - 23 CE) and Cleopatra Selene II (c. 40 BCE - 5 BCE). Obverse: Diademed Juba II with the legend "Rex Iuba" (Latin, "King Juba"). Reverse: Draped and diademed Cleopatra Selene II with legend "Basilissa Kleopatra"...
Crocodile Denarius of Cleopatra Selene II
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Crocodile Denarius of Cleopatra Selene II

Silver denarius from the reign of Juba II (r. 29 BCE - 23 CE) and Cleopatra Selene II (c. 40 - 5 BCE). Obverse: Juba II with the legend "Rex Iuba" (Latin, "King Juba"). Reverse: Egyptian crocodile with legend "Basilissa Kleopatra" (Greek...
Relief of Cleopatra VII and Caesarion at the Dendera Temple
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Relief of Cleopatra VII and Caesarion at the Dendera Temple

This relief from one of the walls of the Dendera Temple in Egypt portrays Cleopatra VII along with her son Caesarion as Pharaoh. Cleopatra had intended for her son to succeed her as ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom, however her defeat at the...
Roman Portrait of Cleopatra
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Roman Portrait of Cleopatra

This marble copy of a portrait dates to between 40-30 BCE and is believed to depict the Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra VII. The bust is in fairly good condition although the nose has broken off. A broken off piece of marble on the statue's...
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