Netflix’s Queen Cleopatra: history theft in the name of woke culture

Netflix has added Greek Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, to the list of historical figures stolen by Afro-centric beliefs.

The new show is produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, and is supposed to be a documentary with so called “experts” that claim Queen Cleopatra was Egyptian and of black skin.

Queen Cleopatra’s bust

According to the Afro-centric ideology, African-Americans are claiming Egyptian history and are promoting the idea of occupying modern day Egypt, because Egyptians stole their identity.

According to modern research, modern day Egyptians can be traced back to their ancient Egyptian ancestors through DNA. Among those studies was National Geographic’s Genographic Project, which created a graph showing the global genetic makeup of nationals in each of their respective countries. The calculations were made based on the analysis of hundreds of DNA samples since the project launched in 2005, and have made some conclusions.

According to the project’s calculations, the majority of Egyptian DNA is comprised of 68 percent North African genes. In addition, Egyptians DNA makeup also shows that 3 percent originates from Southern Europe, 3 percent from Asia Minor, 3 percent from Eastern Africa, 4 percent from the Jewish Diaspora, and 17 from Arabs.


Afro-centrism also promotes the idea that modern day Egyptians are “descendants of colonizers”, which has been proved many times to be a lie. Moreover, it takes away from the fact that Egyptians have struggled under the hands of different colonizers throughout history starting from the Hyksos to the English occupation which ended in the 1950s.

Cleopatra VII Philopator (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; 69 BC – 10 August 30 BC) was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt.

She was a descendant of the dynasty’s founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general, who was also a companion of Alexander the Great.

Koine Greek was her native language, and she was also the only Ptolemaic ruler to learn and speak Egyptian language.

Modern day visualization of Queen Cleopatra based on historical paintings and sculptures


Cleopatra lives on in ancient and modern works of art, including Roman history, Latin poetry, and Renaissance literature.

She has been depicted in various ancient visual arts including paintings, coinage, busts, and sculptures.

1 AD painting of Queen Cleopatra



Paintings of Cleopatra in 1 AD depict her as a white, red-head Caucasian

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