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Cleopatra

You’ve probably heard the name “Cleopatra,” but do you know who she really was? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the last queen of Egypt, whose downfall led directly to the establishment of the Roman Empire. First you’ll find out where Cleopatra’s family came from and how she ended up being queen of Egypt. Discover how Julius Caesar helped Cleopatra seize power from her younger brother, and how the unrolling of a carpet led to their romantic relationship! You’ll also learn about how Cleopatra won the heart of Mark Antony, the powerful Roman general, and why their relationship caused tempers to flare back in Rome. Finally, you’ll find out how Cleopatra’s reign came to an end and why she’s remembered all these years later. It’s a fascinating story, so grab some popcorn, get a soda, and click on this movie!

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Was Cleopatra a feminist?

Were there any other female Ancient Egyptian rulers besides Cleopatra?