Possible Cleopatra tomb discovered
Friday, April 17/09
AFP/HO – A recent undated handout picture from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities shows the Taposiris …
Archaeologists in Egypt believe that they instead of queen Cleopatra's tomb discovered.
They have three shafts which may be found buried Cleopatra and her lover, the Roman general Marcus Antonius,
The two committed suicide in 31 BC, shortly after a Roman war fleet dwarsboomde their attempt to take control of the Roman empire to take over.
Research indicates that a radar of Cleopatra possibly buried in the temple of Magna Taposiris, about 50 kilometers west of the Egyptian port of Alexandria.
Archaeologists have been three years working on the excavation of the temple. It is a marble head of Cleopatra, They have found 22 coins with her image and a mask that probably was Marcus Antonius.
Near the temple are also 27 smaller tombs dating from the first century BC. This indicates, according to the researchers in the presence of a royal cemetery. Radar Research unveiled three possible locations for such a tomb.
Next week, began the excavation of the shafts. The cache Egyptian liquors are helped by a team from the Dominican Republic.
A skeleton found in 1926 identified as the remains of sister of Cleopatra, Arsinoë.
Source: World secrets