Cleopatra VII: The legendary last pharaoh of ancient Egypt known for her power, seduction, and ruthlessness. Why she's scandalous: Cleopatra knew how to use her sex appeal to get what she wanted, including having herself delivered to Caesar rolled up in a Persian carpet before becoming his mistress. She then famously became Mark Antony's lover — which ended with him taking his own life and her allegedly killing herself with a snake bite.
Mark Antony, Roman Politician and General, Part of the second Triumvirate (meaning three rulers) Octavian and Lepidus and Antony. Octavian and Antony argued and separated causing civil war. Antony was defeated in the battle of Actium and surrended in Alexandria to commit suicide with lover Cleopatra present which she committed suicide later as well.
Section from the rear wall of the temple of Hathor at Dendara. Here we can see Cleopatra VII and Ptolemy XV Caesarion (the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar) offering to the deities of Dendara. Caesarion (as he was nicknamed) was placed on the Egyptian throne as Cleopatra’s co-ruler following his father’s assassination in 44 BCE. Photo take by kairoinfo4u