10 Facts About Cleopatra You Never Knew



Siblings

Cleopatra had her husband, Mark Antony, order the death of her younger sister, Arsinoe, in 41 BC. Her brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV, ruled with her for a brief time; however, Ptolemy XIII lost his life in an ensuing battle while Cleopatra reportedly poisoned Ptolemy XIV after the birth of Caesarion.

Milk Bath

To stay looking young and to preserve her skin, the queen Cleopatra is believed to have bathed regularly in milk.