I think Cleopatra was Polynesian. or a Indian because of the eyes and dread lock hair style.
I think I read somewhere recently that her nearest ancestors were part Greek.
I believe, but am not sure, that Cleopatra was related to the Ptolomies, Greeks. Other than that I think she would probablly have been middle-eastern, some form of arabic stock, it's so unimportant, it's hardly worth worrying about, certainly not important enough to run around researching the subject.
Cleopatra was not black. In fact, she was not even Egyptian or Middle Eastern. Her entire pedigree of ancestors were of Greek-Macedonian nobility dating back to Alexander the Great's general Ptolemy Soter.
Alexander of Macedon conquered Egypt from the Persians with his Greek-speaking army. He placed Ptolemy there as military governor before he died in Babylon. Ptolemy then proclaimed himself King and Pharoah of Egypt. His capital was the new city of Alexandria. The Egyptians by this point had become a sub-class of peasants who were ruled by the Greeks and the Ptolemaic kings and queens. A Macedonian king in those days would not have married an Egyptian and had heirs by her. Nearly 300 years passed from the first King Ptolemy to the last of the Ptolemies: Cleopatra. She took on much of the style and manners of an ancient pharoah, but was no more native Egyptian than any other European.
The "black Pharoahs" were the 25th Dynasty of Egypt who moved north and conquered Egypt from Nubia/Kush. That happened about 700 years before Cleopatra lived. They were the last of anything close to native Egyptians to rule before the Assyrians conquered them. Since the fall of the 25th Dynasty, Egypt was a territory ruled by foreign princes basically until the British granted independence in the 20th Century.
by G. Diane Nelson Trotter 9 months ago
What was intended when this commercial was created? What do they expect Dove to do?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
Disclaimer: I am a Black woman, now for the question-to all Black people out there, how hasorganized religion negatively impacted Blacks individually and community wise culturally, emotionally, mentally, psychologically, and/or socioeconomically? Why are Blacks so dependent upon religion to...
by qtkeeks 7 years ago
Is wrong to think that a successful black man could marry a black woman in 2010?
by I am DB Cooper 7 years ago
What was Cleopatra's ethnicity?She was the last pharaoh, but her ancestors were not Egyptian. Would it be appropriate to say she was Greek? What about Macedonian?
by michelleb12 7 years ago
when did egpyt kingdom fall
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
Disclaimer: I am a Black woman. Now that is out of the way, here's the question at hand. Why dosome Black Americans elect to blame racism for their dire educational, environmental, & economic predicament instead of assessing that it is their passivity & lack of...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|