Cleopatra's story has been retold for over 2,000 years, in this timeline we try to add a little historical perspective to the events in the ballet - a time of great turbulence across the major powers of the day - right up to the infamous bite which ended not only her life but the Pharaoh's rule of Egypt. From 69 BC Cleopatra born in Alexandria, Egypt to the house of Ptolemy. Her father, Ptolemy XII, dies in 51BC, leaving a will that states his daughter and son should be co-rulers of Egypt.
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