Nov 22

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb Has it Been Found

Finding the lost tomb of Cleopatra, legendary queen of ancient Egypt, is a kind of holy grail for archeologists. Experts have said that such a discovery would rewrite history and be a once-in-a-century event. One archeologist said she may have achieved just that. Kathleen Martinez, an archaeologist at the University of Santo Domingo, has uncovered a tunnel in Northern Egypt that she believes may lead to Cleopatra’s final resting place.

The 4,281-foot-long channel, buried 43 feet underground, is the result of nearly two decades of searching. “The excavation revealed a huge religious center with three sanctuaries, a sacred lake, more than 1,500 objects, busts, statues, golden pieces, a huge collection of coins portraying Alexander the Great, Queen Cleopatra and the Ptolemies,” Martinez told CNN.

3 Responses to “Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb Has it Been Found”

  1. Linda B

    Love these Egyptian archaeological programs. Some little girls in my 6th grade class wanted to be nurses, some airline stewardesses, me?: An archaeologist. Well, we go out with our metal detector, so I’m almost there. 🙂 Thanks, Wes!! Don’t you just love Kathryn and her passion for discovery? Fabulous.

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