History

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Hungry for power: Cleopatra Pt. 1

In 51 BCE, Ptolemy XII, father to Cleopatra died. According to the Egyptian system of doing things, women couldn’t rule alone, therefore the throne of Egypt went to Ptolemy XIII and Cleopatra. Ptolemy XIII was Cleopatra’s ten-year old brother. Cleopatra was about 18 years old.