Cleopatra is ugly?

India
February 25, 2007 8:11am CST
A 2000 year old coin busted the truth about Cleopatra considered as one of the most beautiful sedectress ever walked on earth.Archaeologists discovered the coin in a bank vault and found that the Egyptian queen had a shallow forehead,pointed chin, thin lips and a witch like nose.
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@ElicBxn (60081)
• United States
25 Feb 07
Cleo was a Greek. If we judge her beauty by the Greek stander, she was a DOG! That doesn't change the fact that she was a powerful leader, she managed to seduce 2 of the most powerful men in the the Roman Empire & bear the only son of Julius Ceaser. She was also out for what was best for her, and what was good for her she saw as good for Egypt. I admire Cleopatra for the strong woman she was & recognize that she did what she felt she had to do to both stay alive and do right by her country.
• India
25 Feb 07
cleopatra is not a Greek.
@salil_44 (52)
• India
25 Feb 07
Cleopatra has made history. Her life style has arosed more curiosity then Helen of Troy. Hence from this point of view Cleopatra is definitely beautiful because she is history maker and even after thousands of years the world is curious about her. Now the question remaains about her shallow forehead, pointed chin, thin lips and a witch like nose. Who are these archiologiest to decide whether she was ugly? The concept of beauty varies from culture to culture, society to society, region from region and person from person. So let the world decide of her beauty. Other important thing is a female with such features is considered beautiful in some countries of Asia especially with Monongolian race. And lets talk something like Shakespeare, 'if she had ugly face still her position in History and also in the world of all times will never change.'
• India
25 Feb 07
the discussion revolves around the theme "The belief prevailing amongst the people and the stories about her stunning beauty making rounds". Her Statesmanship and other qualities we read about her remain unquestioned.
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• Canada
26 Feb 07
Interesting discovery.
@TinWolf (184)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I too saw that article, but have some opinions. 1. ARTISTS/ENGRAVERS of the day may have been conscripted whether of not they had talent. Certainly the COIN being the currency of the time was as important as the image, and Ceaser was never glamorized either. Obviously Elizabeth Taylor didn't know anymore about what CLEO looked like, than most of us. 2. I absolutely have to believe that had that coin been MINTED during Cleos Reign, or Life, the engraver would have not lived much longer. 3. Perception,,, especially that in theater or film isn't always about beauty and inviting sexuality, but without question it sells. I've seen some fantastic productions with QUEEN E, as the major focus, and SHE was no prize, but the Character, much like CLEO had a HUGE impact of the world of the day, respectively. Steven Wolf
• United States
25 Feb 07
Yeah, I remember hearing about that. They discovered a coin depicting Marc Antony as well, and he wasn't much of a looker either.