Skip to comments.Dig 'may reveal' Cleopatra's tomb
Posted on 04/15/2009 6:43:13 PM PDT by re_tail20
Archaeologists are to search three sites in Egypt that they say may contain the tomb of doomed lovers Anthony and Cleopatra.
Excavation at the sites, which are near a temple west of the coastal city of Alexandria, is due to begin next week.
Teams working in the area said the recent discovery of tombs containing 10 mummies suggested that Anthony and Cleopatra might be buried close by.
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will they send Geraldo?
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If they find their tomb it will be quite amazing. If the tombs have not been robbed, even more so. Given the circumstances of their deaths, I wonder what kind of burial or gravegoods they were given.
If they find the mummies intact, would this be the first corpse-ID of a major figure in the late roman republic?
Off-topic, IIRC Seutonius wrote that Caligula actually opened Alexander’s tomb in egypt, looked at the corpse (or said he did), and stole the shield he was buried with, which he then carried around for some time. AFAIK, this tomb no longer exists or has never been found, not sure which.
I’d hit it.
I hear the aide’s name was Ibuprotep.
Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about...
Egypt: Tomb Of Cleopatra And Lover To Be Uncovered
Adnkronos | 4-24-2008
Posted on 04/25/2008 7:44:34 PM PDT by blam
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