Phil asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 3 weeks ago

Was Cleopatra a white woman?

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    She was certainly Caucasian.  Most people consider that white, but, there are many that make distinctions amongst peoples of Europe, not to mention other places where Caucasians live, like the Middle East, and India.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Hell no she wasn't.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes, but she wasn't a true Egyptian. She had Greek ancestry.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Her ancestors were from Greece-Macedonia (her father was a general of Alexander the Great). And they always married within their family. So yes, she was Caucasian.

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    She would have had a light complexion, she was actually greek.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    No. She was Greek. Therefore not white.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Yes if you mean Cleopatra VII Philopator . She was Greek. She was the last of the Ptolemaic pharaohs who were crowned by the Egyptian High Priest of Ptah at Memphis, but resided in the multicultural and largely Greek city of Alexandria, established by Alexander the Great of Macedon.They spoke Greek and governed Egypt as Hellenistic Greek monarchs, refusing to learn the native Egyptian language In contrast, Cleopatra could speak multiple languages by adulthood and was the first Ptolemaic ruler to learn the Egyptian language.

    • Marli
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      That was "Yes"  Cleo was descended from a Macedonian Greek, one of Alexander the Great's generals. In the earliest paintings of Alexander, his skin was painted as white, not black, brown or olive. No Roman remarked on her colour. So she was white. Not fair, like a German but not brown or black.

  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    I believe she was of Greek decent. She spoke 9 languages and was very a brilliant speaker.

  • 3 weeks ago

    She was Macedonian, from northern Greece.

  • 3 weeks ago

    No. Egyptians aren't Caucasian.

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      That is the point. She was Greek.

  • 3 weeks ago

    I don’t think so

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