Egypt defends its civilization against Netflix through its Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Cleopatra was not black, according to the Egyptian authorities, amid a Netflix controversy,In a dispute over Cleopatra's inclusion in a new docudrama series, Egypt has accused Netflix of "falsifying history" and called for an investigation, On May 10, Netflix will release Queen Cleopatra, which has already enraged many Egyptians, Many Egyptians feel that the choice of British actor Adele James for the lead role creates an incorrect picture of the historical figure due to her dark colouring.

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Egypt's "Black Cleopatra" Netflix Controversy

The uproar started more than a week ago when a lawyer charged that the show's creators had broken the law and intended to "erase Egyptian identity."
Cleopatra's ancestry is "highly debated," according to the show's producers, and James herself advised viewers not to watch if they disapproved of the casting.
The Egyptian government has now intervened in the debate, claiming to have proof of Cleopatra's "Hellenistic" (Greek) traits and fair skin.

Experts who concur on Cleopatra's skin tone and facial characteristics released a declaration in Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

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Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

The look of the heroine in the upcoming Netflix series is a flagrant historical error, according to Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Archaeology.

A lot of criticism was leveled at the show since, in part, it is considered to be a documentary rather than a play.

Waziri said that when creating the series, archaeologists and anthropologists in Egypt ought to have been contacted.

The renowned queen was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in the year 69 BC. She ruled until she died in 30 BC after taking over from her father in 51 BC.

Dr. Nasser Mekkawy, the head of the Egyptian Department of Archaeology at Cairo University, was also included in the announcement from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

He said that because of her Macedonian ancestry, Cleopatra would have seemed light-skinned.

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