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Cleopatra - What We Think the Famous 'Beauty' Looked Like

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This coin shows Cleopatra and the Roman Mark Antony. Following the assassination of Julius Caesar, who had been Cleopatra's lover, Cleopatra and Mark Antony had an affair and then marriage with children. Since Mark Antony had been married to Octavian's sister, this caused problems in Rome. Eventually, when it was clear that Octavian had more power than Mark Antony, Antony and Cleopatra (separately) committed suicide after the Battle of Actium in September 31 B.C.

Cleopatra doesn't look very glamorous in this depiction. Instead, she looks a lot like Mark Antony.

British Museum Cleopatra Bust
Statue of Cleopatra
Pictures of the Ptolemies
Theda Bara Playing Cleo
Liz Taylor as Cleopatra
Cleopatra Carving
Caesar Stands Before Her
Augustus and Cleopatra
Cleopatra and the Asp
Antony and Cleopatra Coin
Cleopatra Bust
Cleopatra's Needle
Death of Cleopatra Statue

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