The Ministry of Tourism and Monuments of Egypt has issued a statement with severe characteristics for the documentary that will be shown by Netflix, presenting Queen Cleopatra with African features, speaking of “falsification of Egyptian history” and “blatant historical misunderstanding”.

In his statement, the secretary general of the Supreme Council of Archeology of Egypt, confirms that according to historical evidence, Queen Cleopatra was “light-skinned and with Greek characteristics”. He added that “the works and statues of Queen Cleopatra are the best proof of her real characteristics and of her Macedonian origin”.

Referring to Netflix’s announced docu-series about Queen Cleopatra, to be shown on May 10, in which its heroine, who plays Queen Cleopatra VII, has African features and dark skin, Dr. Mustafa Vaziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Archaeology, states that the appearance of the heroine in this body is a falsification of Egyptian history and a gross historical misunderstanding.

He added that archaeologists and anthropologists should refer to real events when making such documentaries and historical films that will remain witnesses to the cultures and history of nations, noting that there are many artifacts of Queen Cleopatra and depictions on coins that confirm her actual shape and features, all of which show the Greek characteristics of Queen Cleopatra.


Mustafa Waziri, who watched the film before its release, says he rejects its content. As the head of the Egyptian Department of Archeology at Cairo University states, the appearance of Queen Cleopatra in this film, and in this body, contradicts the simplest historical facts and the writings of historians such as Plutarch and Diocassius, who they recorded the events of Roman history in Egypt and the reign of Cleopatra, who confirmed that she was light-skinned and of pure Macedonian descent.

He pointed out that Queen Cleopatra VII is descended from an ancient Macedonian dynasty that ruled Egypt for nearly 300 years, founded by King Ptolemy I, a Macedonian general of Alexander the Great, to whom the state of Egypt fell after his death. Alexander

See the announcement of the Ministry of Tourism and Monuments of Egypt: