Why Was Cleopatra so Famous?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 12, 2020 9:50:10 PM ET
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Cleopatra is an iconic figure of ancient Egypt for a variety of reasons, according to BBC History. She was the last queen of ancient Egypt, formed alliances with Roman leaders and took her own life in a final act of defiance against the Roman Empire.

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