Saturday, February 17, 2007

Changing the face of Cleopatra
This is quite fun. The page doesn't go into great depth about the coin (that has been covered elsewhere), but it does show a page of photographs of how Cleopatra has been depicted by modern imaginations. "Analysis of a recently found and well-preserved coin shows a rather plainer profile than we'd come to imagine - large nose, well we expected that, and a rather sharp chin.So, just for the hell of it, here's a quick reminder of some of the ways Cleopatra has been portrayed in art and the myth perpetuated."

There is also a link to a page entitled "Was Cleopatra Beautiful?" quoting various Classical references, and data from coins.

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