What Did Cleopatra Do?


Cleopatra fixed the canals around the Nile, and she brought Egypt out of the huge debt her father had put the country in, and she also made Egypt the most powerful place in the world at its time. She was born in 69 B.C. in Alexandria, Egypt, into the Ptolemy dynasty. In 48 B.C., Cleopatra was removed from her position as queen due to her actions which upset some of the more powerful court officials.
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Cleopatra (actually Cleopatra VII) was the last of the Ptolemies, the Macedonian-descended pharaohs who ruled Egypt beginning in 304 B.C. Cleopatra has come down through history less for her administrative skills than for her beguiling ways, which she us... More »
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