For JC to get aboard:
“Cleopatra ruled in Egypt long before the Arab settlement in North Africa,” said Dr, Sally Ann Ashton, a research scientist and author of Cleopatra and Egypt, who appears in the documentary. “If the maternal side of her family were indigenous women, they would’ve been African, and this should be reflected in contemporary representations of Cleopatra.”
Err, no, the maternal side would have been Egyptian. Which is not what we mean by “African” these days. Which, in that part of the world, generally starts in Nubia.