cleopatra

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When Cleopatra was just 17 years old she became Pharaoh alongside her brother Ptolemy XIII, he was just 10 at the time. Because Cleopatra was significantly older than her brother, she was the main ruler in Egypt.

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CleopatraCleopatraHistoryWhen Cleopatra was just 17 years old she became Pharaoh alongside her brother Ptolemy XIII, he was just 10 at the time. Because Cleopatra was significantly older than her brother, she was the main ruler in Egypt. Eventually through civil war, they became enemies and Cleopatra was forced to flee Egypt to Syria. There she created an army to defeat her brother, and take back the crown. At the same time as this civil war was growing between siblings, Julius Caesar was having his own war against Pompey, who fled to Egypt to seek refuge and aid from the young King, Ptolemy. Caesar followed Pompey into Egypt, where he was presented with the head of Ptolemy, as a gift from the King. His presence in Egypt created a temporary time of peace between Cleopatra and Ptolemy.Here, Caesar met Cleopatra and fell in love. Stories of then 21 year old Cleopatras infamous

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