Being blind in one eye didn't stop Queen Amanirenas of Kush from successfully leading her army against Roman Egypt in 24BC. Though eventually defeated, it cost the mighty Roman Empire 5 years and an uncharacteristically favorable treaty for the peoples of her kingdom. (Image by: http://tadarida.deviantart.com/art/Amanirenas-176119537)
Cleopatra - Death by Asp. Beauty and power (or maybe the power was the beauty?) could not save Cleopatra from death at her own hands. Head to this link to read more: http://www.theparanormalguide.com/blog/cleopatra-death-by-asp
Who was Cleopatra? Women in HistoryStudents will learn about Cleopatra and the Roman Empire as they investigate the events that led to her death. Students will create a detective notebook and then search for clues scattered around the classroom. As they find more clues, the mystery surrounding Cleopatras death and her connection to the Roman Empire becomes clearer.