Archaeologists searching for the tomb of Cleopatra - Egypt's last pharaoh - believe they may have found the site where she was buried. Kathleen Martinez, an academic from the Dominican Republic, is leading a dig at Taposiris Magna, a temple located near the ancient Egyptian capital of Alexandria. She believes Cleopatra and her Roman lover Mark Anthony may have been buried at the site years ago because of her desire to imitate an ancient prophecy. Now, a new TV show entitled Cleopatra: Sex, Lies and Secrets will examine that possibility along with what has been unearthed at the site so far. During her life, which ran from 69BC to 30BC, Cleopatra was known both as a seductress and as a captivating personality.
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Like many royal houses, members of the Ptolemaic dynasty often married within the family to preserve the purity of their bloodline. In keeping with this custom, Cleopatra eventually married both of her adolescent brothers, each of whom served as her ceremonial spouse and co-regent at different times during her reign. Roman propaganda painted Cleopatra as a debauched temptress who used her sex appeal as a political weapon, but she may have been more renowned for her intellect than her appearance. Coins with her portrait show her with manly features and a large, hooked nose, though some historians contend that she intentionally portrayed herself as masculine as a display of strength. Power grabs and murder plots were as much a Ptolemaic tradition as family marriage, and Cleopatra and her brothers and sisters were no different. Her first sibling-husband, Ptolemy XIII, ran her out of Egypt after she tried to take sole possession of the throne, and the pair later faced off in a civil war.
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History remembers two kinds of women. Good wives and mothers who do what society expects of them and they live good, virtuous lives. When women try to live a life or pursue opportunities outside what society expects of them, they are given horrible labels: bad girls, loose, immoral, etc.
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