Even though paintings and movies often depict Cleopatra as a great beauty, historians do not have very much information about how she actually looked, states Smithsonian Magazine. In the images that survive on ancient co... More »

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According to the Roman historian Dio Cassius, who lived between 150 and 235, Cleopatra was a full-bodied woman with a rather prominent nose. Since he lived roughly two centuries after Cleopatra, his information came from... More »

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To make a basic Cleopatra costume, wear a strapless solid color dress with gold trim, gold fabric armbands and heavy stylized makeup. Some optional accessories are strapped sandals, a gold headband and rhinestones or oth... More »

Cleopatra ruled the country of Egypt with her beauty as well as her mysteriously charming personality, and had affairs with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony. Cleopatra was the queen of Egypt starting in 52 B.C., and was on... More »

According to German historian Christoph Schaefer, Cleopatra killed herself by drinking a mixture of poisons. This challenges the old and common belief that the Queen of the Nile died of a snake bite. More »

According to the Roman historian Dio Cassius, who lived between 150 and 235, Cleopatra was a full-bodied woman with a rather prominent nose. Since he lived roughly two centuries after Cleopatra, his information came from... More »

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Depending on the historical source, Cleopatra spoke anywhere between five to nine languages, which included her native Greek, classic Egyptian and multiple other native languages within Egypt. Most historical accounts, i... More »