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Dendara 147

Only known inscription of Cleopatra and her son Caesarion which is located on the back left wall of the temple. Caesarion was Cleopatra and Antony's son. After losing the Battle of Actium to Octavian's forces, Antony committed suicide. Cleopatra followed suit, according to tradition killing herself by means of an asp bite on August 12, 30 BC. She was briefly outlived by Caesarion, who was declared pharaoh by his supporters, but he was soon killed on Octavian's orders. The Temple of Dendera, Egypt.



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