A reconstruction of Cleopatra's face with a polkadot background and a glow around the image

Cleopatra: which weird facts are fakes?

Get ready to put your knowledge of Cleopatra to the test. As the final pharaoh of ancient Egypt, her life was filled with drama, romance and political intrigue – so can you separate fact from fiction?

Question 1 out of 10:

There was only ever one Egyptian queen called Cleopatra.

Head of a statue of Egyptian queen
Question 2 out of 10:

Cleopatra was the first pharaoh in her family to speak Egyptian.

Huge seated statues of pharaohs
Question 3 out of 10:

Cleopatra wrote a book about medical remedies.

Depiction of a pharaoh in hieroglyphics
Question 4 out of 10:

Cleopatra’s relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony were conducted entirely through translators.

Mannequins dressed as Anthony and Cleopatra
Question 5 out of 10:

Cleopatra married her brothers.

Large wall carvings of Egyptian royalty
Question 6 out of 10:

Cleopatra had four children.

Carving of Cleopatra and her son Caesarion
Question 7 out of 10:

Cleopatra concealed herself inside a golden chest in order to meet Julius Caesar.

Golden Egyptian box
Question 8 out of 10:

Cleopatra prevented a famine in Egypt.

Statue of Cleopatra
Question 9 out of 10:

Cleopatra was an expert in the use of deadly venom.

Question 10 out of 10:

Cleopatra’s tomb has never been discovered.

Tomb of queen Hatshepsut

Are you ready to get your results?