Archaeologists claim that they have found the skeletal remains of Princess Arsinöe , who was put to death by her sister, Cleopatra, in 41 BC. The remains have also shed new light on Cleopatra's ethnic background.
Cleopatra directly ordered Arsinöe's death in order to protect her claim to the Egyptian throne. Scientists are now using her remains to piece together an image of what she may have looked like—and what the famous Queen of the Nile may have looked like, as well. "Evidence obtained by studying the dimensions of Arsinöe's skull shows she had some of the characteristics of white Europeans, ancient Egyptians and black Africans, indicating that Cleopatra was probably of mixed race, too," writes Daniel Foggo of the Times of London. [Times Of London]