Friday, 24 September 2010

Cleopatra: from legend to drama queen

Has Cleopatra's reputation has been tarnished by a TV production that portrays her as weak and feckless?

Think of an Egyptian woman and you think of Cleopatra, the archetypal Egyptian queen and heroine. The most renowned of all the female rulers and consorts of ancient Egypt, she has captured the world's imagination for more than 2,000 years. Her story combines all the elements of a successful legend: it features love, power, wealth, seduction and dramatic death.

Read more: AL-AHRAM

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