Relief of Cleopatra VII and Caesarion at the Dendera Temple

Illustration

Arienne King
by Olaf Tausch
published on 14 March 2018

This relief from one of the walls of the Dendera Temple in Egypt portrays Cleopatra VII along with her son Caesarion as Pharaoh. Cleopatra had intended for her son to succeed her as ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom, however her defeat at the hands of Octavian in the Final War of the Roman Republic and Caesarion's subsequent death prevented this.

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