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Cleopatra's (?) tomb to be digged (update)
may 5th, 2008

After two years from the announcement of the temple in which is supposed to fine the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, archeologists have revealed their plan to uncover the site.
Zahi Hawass, prominent archaeologist and director of Egypt's superior council for antiquities announced a proposal to test the theory that the couple of very famous lovers were buried together.
Until now access to the tomb has been hindered because it is under water. Archaeologists plan to drain the site so they can begin excavation in November.

Among the clues to suggest that the temple may contain Cleopatra's remains is the discovery of numerous coins with the face of the queen.
According to Hawas, Egyptologists have also uncovered a 120-metre-long underground tunnel with many rooms, some of which could contain more details about Cleopatra, or possibly, her body.


A coin with Cleopatra (left) and Mark Antony (right)

 

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