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Found: Skeleton of the Younger Sister Cleopatra Had Murdered

Archeologists and forensic experts believe they have identified the skeleton of Princess Arsinöe, the younger sister Cleopatra had murdered.

The remains of Princess Arsinöe, who was murdered more than 2,000 years ago on the orders of the Egyptian queen, are the first relics of the Ptolemaic dynasty to be identified.

The breakthrough, by an Austrian team, also suggests the Egyptian queen was part-African. Traditional thinking has always been that the monarch was Greek Caucasian.

Princess Arsinoe’s remains were found in a tomb in Ephesus, Turkey.

There was no love lost between her and her powerful sister – it is believed that Cleopatra ordered Mark Antony to murder her.

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March 18, 2009