How Did Cleopatra Die? Inside Her Mysterious Demise

For centuries, the death of Cleopatra was attributed to suicide via a snakebite to her bare breast. Although ultimately no one truly knows how she died, many historians doubt this theory’s truth, with some believing she drank poison instead. But why did the snake story spread? It’s speculated that it’s because it seemed like a fitting way for the Queen to die, even though the practicality of hiding an eight foot snake in a basket of figs seems a bit dubious. Read full article here

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