Egypt: Lost ancient texts 'shining new light' on Cleopatra as experts close-in on tomb

EGYPT archaeologists have uncovered a number of forgotten and unpublished texts which are "shining a new light" on Cleopatra, as investigators close-in on her final resting place.

The last ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt is perhaps one of the most famous of all pharaohs, but her tomb has never been found in the 2,000 years since her death. However, archaeologist Kathleen Martinez is convinced she has pinpointed its location, 30 miles outside the centre of Alexandria in a location known as Taposiris Magna. She revealed during Channel 5’s series ‘The Hunt for Cleopatra’s Tomb’ how she had uncovered 200 coins bearing Cleopatra's name, a...
source: Express

2020-08-03 13:50
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