Ancient Egyptian History: Cleopatra

Earlier today, I posted about the current strife in Egypt, so now we go back over 2,000 years to the time of Cleopatra, whom most think of as the epitome of Egyptian culture.  However, she was actually Greek.  Her ancestors inherited Egypt when Alexander the Great died in 323 BC and they founded Egypt’s Ptolemaic dynasty.  Cleopatra was so not Egyptian that she and her family refused to learn Egyptian and held Greek as the language of the royal court.


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