The Truth About Cleopatra
Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, which was a Greek royal family. They ruled ancient Egypt for 275 years. Cleopatra was the last Ptolemaic queen, but she wasn't the first Cleopatra. In fact, most Ptolemaic queens were named Cleopatra, Arsinoe, or Berenice. Cleopatra's full name was Cleopatra VII Philopator.
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Key Facts In This Video
Cleopatra was a member of the Greek Ptolemaic dynasty. (0:17)
One Egyptian pharaoh slathered slaves in honey and had them stand next to him, so that flies would be drawn to their bodies instead of his. (1:25)
Ancient Egyptians hunted hippos for sport. (2:41)