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Egypt Tells Netflix Cleopatra Wasn't Black: 'Falsification of Egyptian History and a Blatant Historical Fallacy'

Posted on AllSides April 28th, 2023
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The Egyptian government has denounced Netflix’s upcoming docudrama series Queen Cleopatra, saying the streamer’s decision to portray the ancient queen as a black woman represents a “falsification of Egyptian history and a blatant historical fallacy.” Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities issued a lengthy statement in a Facebook post Thursday in which it said Cleopatra had Hellenic, or Greek, features and was light-skinned, not black. The conclusion is based on artistic representations of Cleopatra as well as DNA research done on ancient Egyptian remains dating from the era. Mostafa Waziri,...

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