Skip to comments.The face of Cleopatra: Scientists recreate the first true image of the legendary beauty
Posted on 12/15/2008 9:59:29 AM PST by yankeedame
...Cambridge University Egyptologist...believes the computer-generated 3D image is the best likeness of the legendary beauty...
Pieced together from images on ancient artefacts, including a ring dating from Cleopatra's reign 2000 years ago, it is the culmination of more than a year of painstaking research.
Likeness: The computer-generated 3D image has been pieced
together from images on ancient artefacts
The result is a strikingly beautiful young woman of mixed ethnicity...
...reflect the monarch's Greek heritage as well as her Egyptian upbringing.
...'She probably wasnt just completely European. Youve got to remember that her family had actually lived in Egypt for 300 years by the time she came to power.'
Realism: The result is a strikingly beautiful young woman
of mixed ethnicity
Iconic: Liz Taylor in the 1961 film Cleopatra
'For years we've grown up with this image of Antony and Cleopatra as sex symbols. But the truth is something entirely different. 'It truly is quite fascinating. Roman writers tell us that Cleopatra was intelligent and charismatic and that she had a seductive voice. 'But, tellingly, they do not mention her beauty at all' The queen's appearance has long been the subject of debate among academics....
...Born in Alexandra in 69BC, into Macedonian Greek dynasty that had ruled Egypt for 300 years, Cleopatra acceded to the throne at 17. At 20, she seduced Julius Caesar, strengthening her grip on the throne bearing him a love child Caesarion. When Caesar was assassinated in 44BC, she courted Mark Antony, before committing suicide on his death in 30BC. Egypt then became a province of the Roman Empire.
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For most of her adult life Liz Taylor who attracted to homosexual/bi-sexual men who reaguarlly beat the %$#@# out of her. In the filming of "Cleopatra" they had to hault production for three days because Richard Burton beat her so badly that even the best make-up folks could hide it. So, production was haulted for three days to allow it to get to the point where carefullly applied make-up and camera angles could mask it.
And no, it wasn't the first time with Burton and, as said before, he wasn't the only one -- not by a long shot. Eddie Fisher and a whole slew of others used her for a punching bag.
See now.....you take a beautiful thing....and ...
She looks like a cartoon character.
I’ll bet she made the best grilled cheese in the entire Nile Delta, because THAT’s how you really earn the adoration of men.
Yeah... LOL... so much for her being Greek. Dontcha love modern "science"?
* rolls eyes*
Ode to Cleopatra
Roses are red
Violets are blue
You’ve got a nose
Like a B-52
She’s been Obamafied.
This is a crock- Cleo was NOT- I repeat- NOT of mixed heritage. She was NOT black.
Cleo was a Ptolemy- a MEDITERANNEAN and the daughter (or granddaughter) of one of Alexander’s generals.
I cannot express my contempt enough for those who wish to remake historical figures in the form of some blighted “minority group”. Enough.
There was about a 275 year interval between the accession of Alexander’s general Ptolemy to the Egyptian throne and Cleopatra’s heyday. There was some intermarriage with the locals in the interim so she wasn’t purely “Greek” or Macedonian. But no, she wasn’t black either, most likely.
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