Cleopatra Died From Her Pursuit of Beauty?

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The last Queen of the Ancient Egypt died from drug overdose, nor a snake bite, German scientists at the University of Trier now suggest.

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Christoph Schaefer who led the study consulted medical texts and snake experts. Finally, he concluded that the Queen was unlikely to choose an anguishing death from a bite of an asp, one of the most poisonous snakes in the world. Historic evidence showed that a snake was not found in the private chambers of the Queen.

Moreover, some evidence indicated that the 39-year-old Queen wanted to remain beautiful in her death. She maintained the myth about her beauty by taking in the mixture of opium and poisonous plants. She used this to induce death within just few hours while the snake bite could have caused days of agony.

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