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I think you’re forgetting the fact that Cleopatra came from a line of Ptolomys. The first Ptolomy came to Egypt from Macedonia a country next to Greece where (what would be considered today as) Caucasian people live. He came with Alexander the Great, also a Macedonian, and through the long convoluted ways of history and dynastic nonsense, his descendants became rulers of Egypt (as Pharaohs). As far as I can remember, Cleopatra was mostly European (probably completely due to intermarriage amongst the Ptolomeic rulers and their relations). Yes Cleopatra lived in Egypt, yes she ruled it, hell she even spoke the LANGUAGE which all of the other rulers opted not to learn (palace run in Greek), but she was not Egyptian by blood, at least as most historians agree.She was Macedonian. There is a chance that she did have Egyptian blood in her, but her skin would still probably not have been so dark as these images. Imagine a nice mix of the two, thats maybe what she would’ve been if her mom was 100% Egyptian by blood. Hota Kotb from the Today show is Egyptian by blood, so maybe Cleopatras skin would’ve been similar to hers. Here’s a really good article on the debate about Cleopatras skin color:
http://history-of-macedonia.com/2009/04/04/controversy-over-cleopatra-race-collection-of-scholar-sources/
While we actually may never know her exact skin color, I think we all can agree Cleopatra was one boss ass bitch and a hell of a woman.
TL;DR Cleopatra was of mostly European descent, so she probably didn’t have dark brown skin. Either way though she was awesome If you think contrary to me please let me know and tell me why, I’m always open to polite debate!
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