Cleopatra Was Not Greek
- John Chika
November 1963 copy of The Reader’s Digest Magazine, the story of CLEOPATRA was printed, written by Mr. Don Wharton. The story it would be excellent only if Mr. Wharion had made more research in ancient history of Pelasgians, and Illyrians of Antiquity. This is unfortunate to the world’s history that ancient Greek and Roman civilization have overcome the other contemporary civilizations. The reason for this is because the ancient and modern Greek writers have written their fancy history to suit their national pride.
Mr. Wharton, in his story, writes: “Although Cleopatra was queen of the ancient kingdom, not a drop of Egyptian blood flowed in her veins.” This is a true fact. Then he adds that “Cleopatra was a Macedonian Greek.” Here he is dead wrong.Here we have to give a little careful historical analysis in to the subject. First of all, in time of Cleopatra, Macedonia was not Greek; Greece was occupied by Romans. The most important factor is for modern historians to know the fact that in the Balkan peninsula there were only two languages, ancient Greek, which was rich literaturally, and Thraco-Illyrian language, the modern Albanian. The Skythians (Russian) languages were not yet civilized and were confined in back woods. This is an ideal proof that in the Balkans there were only two languages.Macedonians belonged to Thraco-Illyria. Their native language was the most ancient language of their own, the modern Albanian of today. And furthermore, they used to have their own culture and way of life which was strange to the Greeks.
In my long life of research, I have discovered that the blood which pulsed in the veins of Cleopatra was from Ptolemy the First, born in the town of Mollosia (Permet) in Southern Albania. Ptolemy I (Soter), 283 B.C., was a general of Alexander the Great, and in the war of Diadochi established himself as king of Egypt, 304 B.C., the defeat of Antigonus making his position secure. He founded the Library of Alexandria.
Now let’s come back to life story of Queen Cleopatra. For centuries many historians have written many prevalent stories in regard to Cleopatra. Some of the siories are half-truth and some of the stories are untrue, but one story all the writers have agreed to be the truth, and that is: Cleopatra was the daughter of Ptolemy XI. He died when Cleopatra was 18, and she became Queen of Egypt, ruling jointly with her 10-year-old brother, Ptolemy XIV.
Cleopatra was determined to punge the Roman Empire into civil war. She was a fascinanting conversationalist and clever in her speech. She had a lovely voice, beautiful and was the primadonna of the ancient Egypt. She spoke her ancestral Thraco-Illyrian language well, in addition to four other languages. She was an excellent negotiator and military strategist. She had the ability to dramatize herself when she was invited to meet Julius Caesar. After her first husband was accidentally drowned in the Nile, she married Caesar, to whom she bore a son, Casarion (Piolemy XIV. Afier Caesar’s death, she was visited by Marc Anthony, which for a time threatened the Roman Empire. The threat was ended when Octavian (later Augustus) defeated their forces at Actium (31 B.C.), and later at Alexandria Anthony committed suicide. Cleopatra, unable to move the cool Octavian, caused her own death by having an asp bite her.
You see, the Illyrian race have ruled Egypt twice. Muhammed Ali Pasha, 1769-1849, with Albanian soldiers, dealt the final blow to power Mame-Lukes, with his son, Ibrahim Pasha, he defeated Turkish Sultan. He became overlord of Egypt, Arabia, and in Greece, where he scored successes.
The royal Egyptian family is descended from the brave small Albanian mountaineers of Illyrian descendants.