Incredible Cleopatra Facts That You Didn’t Learn in History Class

She Wasn’t As Beautiful As We Think

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Contrary to popular belief, Cleopatra wasn’t exactly a picture of beauty. Evidence of her face on ancient coins show us a different woman than Hollywood’s portrayal. Historians believe it was her intention to depict her self according to political need, such as choosing to be shown with her father’s strong jaw line to emphasize her inherited right to rule.

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