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an important factual presentation by me
All the facts.
All the facts, except for that CLEOPATRA WAS WHITE. It’s true that the Ancient Egyptians were most definitely African and therefore not white, but guess what? Cleopatra wasn’t even of Egyptian descent. Little history lesson:
After Alexander the Great (yes, the dude from the movie), a Macedonian king, had conquered Greece, Turkey, Persia and Egypt, but had failed to get to India, he died and divided his kingdom into four parts. His MACEDONIAN friend Ptolemaeus, or Ptolemy as the English would call him, got Egypt. Thus began the Ptolemaic dynasty, Greek/Macedonian rulers over a still very Egyptian country, even though they did introduce a lot of Greek culture to Egypt (Alexandria, library of Alexandria, Greek science and literature etc.) A dynasty that would end with, guess what? Cleopatra. Cleopatra was of Macedonian/Greek descent, and therefore pretty freakin’ white. After she committed suicide Egypt would fall under Roman rule.
1. Always check yo facts.
2. If you want a really cool actual Egyptian queen/farao, go look up Hatshepsut.