Egypt to search 3 sites for Cleopatra's tomb

Posted: 4/19/2009 by Floyd in Labels:
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Got to blog this one since I am such a big fan of history;

CAIRO – Archaeologists will begin excavating sites in Egypt next week in an attempt to solve a mystery that has stymied historians for hundreds of years: Where is the final resting place of doomed lovers Cleopatra and Mark Antony?

Archaeologists looking for the tombs of the celebrated queen of Egypt and the Roman general will begin excavating three sites at a temple where tombs may be located, Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities said in a statement Wednesday.

Cleopatra and Mark Antony, whose relationship was later immortalized by William Shakespeare and then in a movie with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, could have been buried in a deep shaft in a temple near the Mediterranean Sea, the council said.

Archaeologists last year unearthed the alabaster head of a Cleopatra statue, 22 coins bearing Cleopatra's image and a mask believed to belong to Mark Antony at the temple.

Egypt to search 3 sites for Cleopatra's tomb

2 comments:

  1. Gran says:

    What a find that would be, Floyd!

  1. Floyd says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed on that one gran,yes that would be a find I would love to see.