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#1 MaraM

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 09:41 PM

Spent my entire childhood wishing I was a beauty like Cleopatra with raven black hair, etc and poof, now another belief has been 'busted'!

Apparently "Mark Antony and Cleopatra - one of history's most famous romantic couples - were not the beauties immortalized in prose and portrayed in film, according to a 2,000-year-old coin bearing their likenesses".

"According to the likenesses on opposite sides of the coin, Mark Antony had bulging eyes, a thick neck and a hooked nose, while Cleopatra had a sharp nose, a chin pointing upwards and thin lips".

(Photo of coin and Source: http://www.mytelus.com/news/article.do?pag...ticleID=2546935 )


Hmmm, guess Halloween costume choices will take a beating when this becomes well known :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:00 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:15 PM

WOOF

But I'll bet the coin is woth a Pretty Penny :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:24 PM

I watched the history of Cleopatra once on the History channel, and then found out she was not 'beautiful' in appearance, but was said to be appealing to the opposite sex. (The article also says the same.)

Interesting article though. Thanks Mara. :thumbsup:

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#5 MaraM

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:41 PM

It is interesting, isn't it. Our concept of 'beauty' changes throughout the centuries but one thing seems to stay constant. Beauty is highly over-rated! :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 February 2007 - 11:56 PM

It is interesting, isn't it. Our concept of 'beauty' changes throughout the centuries but one thing seems to stay constant. Beauty is highly over-rated! :thumbsup:

I guess I was just lucky, MaraM :flowers:















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Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:03 PM

Laughing when I saw your comment, DSTM, but I suspect you are one of the 'lucky' ones :thumbsup:

While I mean what I said about beauty being over-rated, sadly it is apparently valued highly in our society. Remember reading studies where physically attractive children are must more apt to be awarded good grades by teachers, have more little friends and have a far better time of coping with teenage years, etc. And similar studies showing that attractive people actually make more money in their careers, etc.

Odd huh?
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Posted 16 February 2007 - 12:35 PM

Hope you got a laugh because that was the intention of the post.I look more like Mel Gibson, after a heavy night out on the booze. :thumbsup:
It was my feeble attempt at humour MaraM.















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Posted 16 February 2007 - 03:31 PM

Yup, I know, DSTM - that's what I was laughing at your previous post - big grin!

Isn't it funny how we grow up with the same mental image of ourselves that we had as a child? To me, I'm still that scrawny kid with freckles and orange hair that tripped over her own two feet constantly - hoot! (And remember how girls often 'develop' faster that boys in the early teens? Well, envision the above paired up with the shortest boy in school during dance class - eep!).
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