The missing tomb of the last Queen of Egypt: Queen Cleopatra

The last queen of Egypt was Cleopatra, she killed herself with a snake bite, after the Roman emperor Octavian captured the two in 30 B.C.

Her body was buried along with Antony in a mausoleum, which yet isn’t discovered by any scientists. The news has come up that the scientists have been on the lead of finding the tomb at a place called “Taposiris Magna,” whose location is 31 miles from west of Alexandria. The team of scientists and archeologists were led by Kathleen Martinez, and all they have excavated are tones of coins that are back from Cleopatra’s period with her face on all of them. The coins, along with mummies, were found at the Osiris temple construction site.

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“With this discovery, it was clear that Taposis Magna was active during the rule of Cleopatra,” says Godinho. Many scientists and scholars who went through a great amount of researching and study say that the tomb is most likely to be underwater by now due to the natural hazards that have taken place lately or may be buried deep down the present civilized areas of Egypt or would most probably be robbed in the late days and even if underwater would be destroyed over these two millennia.

The chance of finding it is very less. Former minister of the state for Antiquities Zahi Hawass said that “I believe now that Cleopatra was buried in her tomb that she built next to her palace and it is under the water. And her tomb will never be found”. But even after ten years of hard work, archaeologists have not found the queen’s tomb at Taposiris Magna, which made all to the conclusion that her tomb was built within Alexandria and not Taposiris Magna which is 31 miles away from each other.

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Cleopatra is known as the last “Ptolemies” who are known as the descendants of Ptolemy Soter, who is known as a great general of Alexander, and died at Babylon was buried again at Alexandria. The mystery was that Alexander, along with his 15 Ptolemaic ruler’s burial place, still stays unknown, and no scripts or ancient texts mention anything of the burial site. It could have been a lead if the could find the ruler’s burial site as it would lead the tomb of Cleopatra herself.

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Source: Livescience

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