The Real Cleopatra

. Thursday, December 18

Egyptologist Sally Ann Ashton spent more than a year researching images and descriptions to piece together a 3D image of Cleopatra. Facial details were extracted from 2,000 year old walls, coins and other artifacts. Not white skinned, the young beauty was of mixed ethnicity, of Greek and Egyptian decent. This image will be used in an upcoming BBC documentary.

2 comments:

Metallman said...

Hey there. What a fascinating woman. I don't watch the BBC but I'm certain that The History or Discovery channels will be doing their own "specials" on this.

Theresa Komor said...

Hi Metall! You're probably right. I think it's cool to get a closer approximation of what she looked like, and it looks like she lived up to her reputation after all.