Though she was an icon in her own lifetime and a legend after her death, there is very little artistic evidence to provide a clear picture of what Cleopatra VII looked like.

Cleopatra Through the Ages

Archaeologists believe they have found the tombs of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, perhaps providing a hint of what the legendary queen looked like. A gallery of how artists have portrayed her through the millennia

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