Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Will the real Cleopatra please stand up?

This Greek coin could be a fairly accurate depiction of what the legendary Egyptian ruler looked like.

According to "Cleopatra: A Life" by Stacy Schiff, she:

"Sported a smaller version of her father's hooked nose, full lips, a sharp, prominent chin, (and) a high brow ... Her eyes were wide and sunken."

Appearance shouldn't matter, but if this description is accurate, Hollywood's depictions couldn't be further from the truth. Here's Elizabeth Taylor from

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