One of the most beautiful love stories that will certainly amaze you
Cleopatra and Gaius Julius Caesar were two of the most remarkable people of ancient time. Do you know that they were in love with each other? Here is one of the most famous love stories from the ancient world.
Cleopatra VII Philopator was one of the most iconic women in the whole world. She is said to have been short and plumpy, but very smart and intelligent. There was no woman who could compare with Cleopatra. Her wisdom and intelligence were undisputed, so it's not a big surprise that men adored her.
The bust believed to be of Cleopatra VII
According to the last will of Ptolemy XII, Cleopatra's father, she and her brother Ptolemy XIII would rule Egypt together. His will was done after his death and Cleopatra and her brother got married following the Egyptian tradition.
At that time, Julius Caesar came to Egypt and asked the two young rulers to repay the debt their father left. However, neither Cleopatra nor Ptolemy XIII wanted to pay. Cleopatra was too smart and asked her servants to dress her up and wrap into a carpet, then they brought the carpet to Caesar.
Perhaps the only surviving sculpture of Caesar made during his lifetime.
She gifted herself to the roman commander and after this, celebrated her victory - he fell in love. He waived all her debts. More than that, Caesar fought with her brother for 8 months to make Cleopatra the only ruler in the country. In return, she set up a beautiful two-months voyage through the Nile for him.
Cleopatra confronts Gaius Julius Caesar after emerging from a roll of carpet.
Caesar had to go to war again. He wanted to conquer more lands and rule them, with Cleopatra as his wife. She stayed at her native land, because she was pregnant. He fought for more than a year, then he asked her to go to Rome with the baby, Ptolemy XV Philopator Philometor Caesar, also known as Caesarion.
Caesar provided Cleopatra with a beautiful residence to live in, on a shore of the Tiber but his people didn't like the foreign queen. They thought that Caesar wanted to become a Pharaoh and to move the capital into Alexandria. He should have rejected the rumors but he didn't. His close friends killed him.
His last will didn't contain a word about his son, Ptolemy, thus, frightened Cleopatra had to run back home with her child.
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