Monday, March 16, 2009

Cleopatra was part-African

Cleopatra, the last Egyptian Pharaoh, renowned for her beauty, was part African, says a BBC team which believes it has found her sister's tomb.

Queen Cleopatra was a descendant of Ptolemy, the Macedonian general who ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great. But remains of the queen's sister Princess Arsinoe, found in Ephesus, Turkey, indicate that her mother had an "African" skeleton.

Experts have described the results as "a real sensation." The discovery was made by Hilke Thuer of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

"It is unique in the life of an archaeologist to find the tomb and the skeleton of a member of Ptolemaic dynasty," she said.- BBC


StrangEye said...

(FYI - Egypt IS IN Africa)
(Part Nubian might be what was meant)

And is the author of the story implying that Ptomlemy, ruler of Egypt, only had relations with just one woman??

Ruler of all Egypt didn't "sample the local produce"? so to speak...

wow! Now that would certainly be something new for "king"!! Wouldn't it ?!?
It would be much more newsworthy than a white man having interracial relations and children!
The Beeb really didn't think that story through, did they!?!

and just for trivia's sake
here's a little LATIN and etymological breakdown of the name CLEOPATRA:
(you know, the Pharoah/Queen so renowned for her BeaUTy)

cle o patr ra = ass of the father Ra ("one with a heavenly ass")
In the literal like "she's got a great ass"

c leo patr ra = KA of the lion-father Ra (one with the lion heart/spirit of Ra)
"The one with the spirit, fight, spunk, of the father Ra"

cleo patr ra = center (heart) of the father Ra
"The brave one, courageous"

the CLEOPATRA name is really all three in one, but would mostly mean, as might be said in our more modern vernacular:

"The shorty with the great ass"


Anonymous said...


Regarding Cleopatra: I don't think this is the correct etymology of her name. I could be wrong but I think it's Greek as I studied Egyptian languages and they wouldn't have spelt her name alphabetically unless it were foreign ( no meaning in Egyptian ). I think the Ra part is from patra meaning father and Cleo from 'key' or the like. It would be interesting to see other comments