Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cleopatra Update

Poison, not snake, killed Cleopatra, scholar says - "Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt, died from drinking a mixture of poisons and not from a snake bite, a German historian said Wednesday.

The theory by Christoph Schaefer, a professor of ancient history at Trier University, challenges the common, centuries-old belief that Cleopatra committed suicide with the bite of an asp."

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