From the BBC, Cleopatra ‘of African descent.’
It was traditionally thought that Mark Anthony’s lover was of Greek descent.
But remains of the queen’s sister Princess Arsinoe, found in Ephesus, Turkey. indicate that her mother had an “African” skeleton.
Really? I always assumed she was African, what with the whole Egyptian thing, and that we only whitewashed her in art because, well, we do that.
I guess last week, that would have made me ill-informed, but hey! Turns out I was right all along.