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Was Cleopatra Beautiful?

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It has been a popular belief throughout history that Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen, was a woman of outstanding beauty.

However, a Roman coin that is currently on display at the University of Newcastle in England might change some people’s minds.

The coin shows a woman with a protruding chin, a sharp nose and thin lips.

Great men of literature, such as Shakespeare and Chaucer, have written about the beauty of Cleopatra.