Reaction to New Docudrama Would Puzzle Queen Cleopatra

Cleopatra, the last monarch of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt from 51-30 BC, is back in the news due to a controversial docudrama series on Netflix called Queen Cleopatra.

The trailer for Netflix's new documentary series generated controversy by promoting the idea that Cleopatra was black. However, the show itself offers a more nuanced explorationd, writes Jane Draycott for The Conversation.


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