REGARDING letter-writer Lyndell Graham's claim that Cleopatra was a black African, historical facts show otherwise.

While it's true that for a brief period the rulers of Egypt were black Numidians, the majority of ancient Egyptian rulers were the same race as modern Egyptians: Caucasian. As for Cleopatra, she was a direct descendant of Alexander the Great's general Ptolemy. That makes her a Macedonian Greek.

Sean McKinney