It was not the beauty of Cleopatra, but her intelligence and skills that made her rule the world.


Hyderabad: 1 December 2023: Cleopatra became queen at age 17, and she lived for another 20 years, until her untimely death at age 39. She was fluent in nine different tongues. She was the only member of her dynasty to understand the ancient Egyptian language and read hieroglyphics. She was also fluent in Greek, Hebrew, Medes, Troglodytes, Syrian, Ethiopian, and Arabic, among other languages.

Now that she knew this, she could read whatever book she wanted. She was well-versed in many fields, including but not limited to linguistics, geography, history, astronomy, international diplomacy, mathematics, alchemy, medicine, zoology, economics, and physics. She actively sought out any and all available historical information.

Cleopatra devoted a significant portion of her life to working in a prehistoric equivalent of a laboratory. She has penned a few books on herbal remedies and beauty treatments. All of her work was lost in the great Library of Alexandria fire in 391 A.D. C. Galen, a well-known physicist, read her works and even managed to copy some of Cleopatra's culinary creations.

Galen also advised her patients to use a special treatment that stimulated hair growth for males who were bald. Nevertheless, none of Cleopatra's beauty advice from her writings has made it down to us.

With her linguistic prowess, the Egyptian queen had access to many now-lost papyri relating to herbal medicine. Throughout the first years of Christianity, her impact in the fields of science and medicine was widely recognized. Without a shadow of a doubt, she stands out as one of the most extraordinary people in human history.

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