What did Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Egypt, really look like?

Cleopatra VII was perhaps the most famous woman of the ancient world. She was the last of a dynasty that ruled ancient egypt for about 300 years, from the death of Alexander the Great to the rise of the Roman Empire.

Her face has been immortalized on a handful of artifacts from the ancient world, including coins and a relief. Perhaps the best-known depiction of her is a relief at the temple of Dendera in Egypt which shows her alongside her son Caesarion.

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