Is this the face that launched 1000 films?

Thanks to Rogue Classicism for this link – it’s a reconstruction, using the ancient images we have, of Cleopatra’s face.

Rogue Classicism recommends the Daily Mail pic as the best.

Channel 5 is showing a documentary on Cleo on Thursday 18 December from 8 to 9 pm. The Radio Times blurb says:

Scholars piece together the story of the last pharaoh of Egypt’s rule. She was depicted as a temptress whose affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony precipitated the conquest of Egypt by the Romans, but was she the victim of spin? Becoming queen at 18, she was locked in a power struggle with her brother, but managed to fend off Roman interest for 20 years.

Worth watching, I guess.

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