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:

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

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  2. Fascinating! A lovely bit of history there.

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

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  4. was it the Ptolomei dynasty?

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  5. Surprising to learn she was actually Greek.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  6. Hihi, something I know!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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

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