Kathleen gets closer to finding Cleopatra
BlackDaug last edited by BlackDaug
Seen on Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb Dr. Kathleen Martinez was closing in on Cleopatra's tomb but ran out of time. Well she is back and getting closer to finding Cleopatra. Oh, I hope she makes the big discovery.
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@BlackDaug Thanks a lot, I missed the Guardian's article.
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EGYPT archaeologist Kathleen Martinez is convinced that she has pinpointed the final resting place of Queen Cleopatra, after discovering 200 coins depicting her face at an ancient temple site in Alexandria.
Cleopatra was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt and perhaps one of the most famous of all pharaohs, but her tomb has never been found in the 2,000 years since she died. Archaeologists have traditionally searched for evidence close to the centre of Alexandria, where she was born and ruled, with many believing that all remains of the great ruler may have been destroyed by a powerful earthquake that struck the coast of Greece in 365AD – causing a tsunami to devastate the ancient town. Dr Martinez has dedicated her life to finding Cleopatra’s tomb, and she is convinced she actually lies 30 miles outside of the city, in the ancient temple site of Taposiris Magna – dedicated to the goddess Isis.