Friday, March 21, 2014

Fact of the Day: Cleopatra of Greece

While the famous Cleopatra was born in Egypt and its rightful Pharaoh, her family were mostly of Greek origin. Most of the pharaohs in her dynasty did not learn the Egyptian language on purpose, though she did speak it. 

15 comments:

stephen Hayes said...

You're right. She was a Ptolemy from what is now Macedonia.

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Yep I knew that!

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I didn't know that.

DeniseinVA said...

Fascinating! A lovely bit of history there.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I had no idea. That is very interesting!

Pilar Domínguez said...

great post. I had no idea about this. Kisses:)

DEZMOND said...

was it the Ptolomei dynasty?

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Surprising to learn she was actually Greek.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Dascha said...

Hihi, something I know!

xoxo
www.its-dash.com

Christine said...

did not know that!

Theresa Mahoney said...

I never knew! At least she learned the language, even if her family didn't!

Pat Hatt said...

Hercules must like that

Ramakrishnan said...

Interesting insight !

Blue Grumpster said...

How come you know this, Dezzmeister?

Caro * said...

Great fact !