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Mία σειρά από φωτογραφίες που απεικονίζουν πως θα ήταν σήμερα οι βασιλιάδες και οι βασίλισσες του παρελθόντος δημοσίευσε στον προσωπικό της λογαριασμό στο Instagram,  η graphic designer  Μπέκα Σάλαντιν .

Σκοπός της, όπως είπε, είναι να κρατήσει ζωντανό το πάθος των ανθρώπων για την ιστορία και να τους δείξει ότι οι άνθρωποι από το παρελθόν αντιμετώπισαν τους αντίστοιχους αγώνες και θριάμβους που κάνουμε και εμείς σήμερα.

«Η αντίδραση του κόσμου ήταν γρήγορη και αρκετά συναρπαστική. Οι περισσότεροι αισθάνονται πως έρχονται πιο κοντά σε αυτές τις μεγάλες προσωπικότητες» αναφέρει η 29χρονη καλλιτέχνις στο «Femail».

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I’ve been resisting doing Cleopatra for some time, simply because there aren’t many reliable depictions of her, and most descriptions of her by historians were made after her death. However, I’ve gotten so many requests for her, I wanted to give you all what you’ve been asking for ? . . The closest thing we have are Roman busts from the first century BCE, around the time that Cleopatra would have been visiting Rome. I chose to base my recreation off of the Berlin Bust of Cleopatra, which was thought to have been created around 46-44 BCE. I chose this bust because most of the depictions of her include common features – a strong nose, full lips, and small chin. It’s also hard to tell what her skin & hair colors were – most descriptions describe her as dark haired and “honey-skinned”, but some even say she was a redhead. Consider this my “Artist’s Rendition” of a way that she could have possibly looked. Bottom line, Cleopatra was an amazing woman. She was intelligent, witty, spoke several languages, and was incredibly skilled in diplomacy. I really enjoyed learning more about her during research for this recreation! . . Further Research & Reading about her looks: . Encyclopedia Britannica article on what Cleopatra looked like: . Some other reconstructions of Cleopatra: . Ancient Egyptian Mummy Genome article: . Wikipedia entry on the Egyptian Race Controversy: . . . #Cleopatra #AncientEgypt #Sculpture #MarkAntony #JuliusCaesar #Photoshop #RoyalFamily #History #Royalty #EuropeanArt #EuropeanHistory #Drawing #GraphicDesign #HistoryMemes #Portrait #ArtRestoration #DigitalArt #ArtOnInstagram #HistoryNerd

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