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The face of Cleopatra: Scientists recreate the first true image of the legendary beauty
DailyMail.uk ^ | 15th December 2008 | Fiona Macrae

Posted on 12/15/2008 9:59:29 AM PST by yankeedame

The face of Cleopatra: Scientists recreate the first true image of the legendary beauty

...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 wasn’t just completely European. You’ve 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Education; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; ancientegypt; angelinajolie; cleopatra; cleopatravii; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble
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Hollywood gossip:

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.

1 posted on 12/15/2008 9:59:29 AM PST by yankeedame
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2 posted on 12/15/2008 10:01:48 AM PST by BGHater (Obama is a Neocon.)
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See now.....you take a beautiful thing....and ...


3 posted on 12/15/2008 10:03:21 AM PST by NordP (PALIN POWER: She's Reagan in heels, Teddy Roosevelt in a dress & like Rummy at a press conference!)
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4 posted on 12/15/2008 10:04:58 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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Wow!!! She was black and had CORN ROWS in her hair! How neat!! /sarcasm
5 posted on 12/15/2008 10:04:58 AM PST by RetiredArmy (My home is protected by the 2d Amendment!! Locked and loaded.)
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The result is a strikingly beautiful young woman of mixed ethnicity...

She looks like a cartoon character.

Sorry.

6 posted on 12/15/2008 10:05:52 AM PST by LiberConservative (That temperatures are actually falling now illustrates how fast the world is warming.)
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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.


7 posted on 12/15/2008 10:07:38 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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23 skidoo!


8 posted on 12/15/2008 10:13:23 AM PST by fortunate sun (Tagline written in lemon juice.)
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Wow!!! She was black and had CORN ROWS in her hair! How neat!! /sarcasm

Yeah... LOL... so much for her being Greek. Dontcha love modern "science"?

* rolls eyes*

9 posted on 12/15/2008 10:13:59 AM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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10 posted on 12/15/2008 10:18:09 AM PST by Lizavetta
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Ode to Cleopatra

Roses are red
Violets are blue
You’ve got a nose
Like a B-52


11 posted on 12/15/2008 10:22:10 AM PST by tumblindice
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Cleopatra. Played By Lyndsey Marshal in HBO's "Rome".
12 posted on 12/15/2008 10:25:37 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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She’s been Obamafied.


13 posted on 12/15/2008 10:30:38 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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The look they put on her face insinuates that Mark Anthony was a real stud...
14 posted on 12/15/2008 10:33:03 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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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.


15 posted on 12/15/2008 10:38:32 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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Dam you!!!


16 posted on 12/15/2008 10:46:57 AM PST by davetex ("We are Americans, we don't hide from history, we make history" John McCain 9/4/2008)
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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.


17 posted on 12/15/2008 10:48:49 AM PST by Argus ("From my cold dead hand...")
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To: 13Sisters76
"This is a crock- Cleo was NOT- I repeat- NOT of mixed heritage. She was NOT black. Cleo was a Ptolemy..."

Not only that but the family of the Ptolemy dynasty inbreeded with one another which I think kinda kept the Greek blood in the family.
18 posted on 12/15/2008 10:51:21 AM PST by FortWorthPatriot (No better friend, no worse enemy)
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To: LiberConservative
She looks like a cartoon character.

Or like one of those chicks in the video fighting games.
19 posted on 12/15/2008 10:51:47 AM PST by aruanan
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"Happy people do not need to make art."
--------------------------------- Garrison Keillor
20 posted on 12/15/2008 10:52:48 AM PST by 50sDad (-/\/\/\- Obama's coming; be a Resistor!)
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