Why did cleopatra become pharaoh
Perhaps, it is because Egyptian women were uniquely accepted as capable of holding office and handling affairs and also because she was older and more intelligent than her brother, Pharaoh Ptolemy XIII. Cleopatra was also a danger to power held by Ptolemy's advisers. It can also be since her brother was pharaoh and she was queen, she definitely became pharaoh after he died. Read more: http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212362/people/cleopatra.html, http://www.touregypt.net/cleopatr.html and http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/cleopatra1.html.
I think back then it then if went by family like before her her dad ruled then it went to the next oldest sibling and I think she ruled with her brother for a little while..not completely sure
Because she married her brother. And I think that he either died or killed him and she moved uo