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Here’s What Cleopatra And Other Historical Figures Would Look Like Today

Becca Saladin is a full-time graphic designer, who began reimagining historical figures as a hobby. She became obsessed with Tudor history, Pompeii, ancient Egyptian mummies, and that led her to begin making recreations of historical figures. When she began, she looked at portraits and sculptures of the figures and then imagined how they might look in today’s world. Using Photoshop, she has created a host of “then and now” portraits, and they’re amazing.

Note: The above portrait is that of Queen Nefertiti.

Hatshepsut came to the throne of Egypt in 1478 BC. She ruled longer than any other female pharaoh and is regarded as being one of the most successful pharaohs in Egyptian history.

Jeanne Antoinette Poisson (known later as Madame de Pompadour) was a member of the French court in the mid 18th century.

Louis XIV, known also as the Sun King, ruled France from 1643 until 1715, which is the longest reign in French history.

Shaka kaSenzangakhona (Shaka Zulu) was a powerful South African King, ruling over the Zulu Kingdom from 1816 - 1828.

Cleopatra VII, often simply called “Cleopatra,” was the last of a series  of rulers called the Ptolemies who ruled Egypt for nearly 300 years. She was also the last true pharaoh of Egypt.

Pocahontas was a Native American woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia and her travels to England.

Lucrezia Borgia was a Spanish-Italian noblewoman of the House of Borgia who was the daughter of Pope Alexander VI and his mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei.

Richard III was the last Plantagenet monarch of England. Famously, he has both staunch defenders and detractors in the historical community.

Simon Bolívar, known also as El Libertador, was a Venezuelan leader who led what are currently the states of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama to independence from the Spanish Empire in the early 1800s.

Genghis Khan, also officially Genghis Emperor, was the founder and first Great Khan and Emperor of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his death.

Alexander Hamilton was a Founding Father of the United States, being an integral developer of the constitution as well as the founder of our financial system.