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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

Egypt: Tomb of Cleopatra and lover to be uncovered

Cairo, 24 April(AKI) - Archaeologists have revealed plans to uncover the 2000 year-old tomb of ancient Egypt's most famous lovers, Cleopatra and the Roman general Mark Antony later this year.

Zahi Hawass, prominent archaeologist and director of Egypt's superior council for antiquities announced a proposal to test the theory that the couple were buried together.

He discussed the project in Cairo at a media conference about the ancient pharaohs.

Hawass said that the remains of the legendary Egyptian queen and her Roman lover, Mark Antony, were inside a temple called Tabusiris Magna, 30 kilometres from the port city of Alexandria in northern Egypt.

Until recently access to the tomb has been hindered because it is under water, but archaeologists plan to drain the site so they can begin excavation in November.

Among the clues to suggest that the temple may contain Cleopatra's remains is the discovery of numerous coins with the face of the queen.

According to Hawas, Egyptologists have also uncovered a 120-metre-long underground tunnel with many rooms, some of which could contain more details about Cleopatra.

Born in Rome, Mark Antony was a military general and commander, as well as supporter of Julius Caesar. He was also Cleopatra's lover and bore him a son, called Caesarion.

After Julius Caesar's assassination in March 44 B.C., Antony formed a triumvirate with Octavian, also known as Augustus, and Marcus Lepidus.

Civil war ensued in Rome due to disagreements between Antony and Octavian, who was Julius Caesar's heir and who later became Rome's first emperor.

Antony was subsequently defeated by Octavian and he later committed suicide.

Cleopatra, who came to power at 18 years of age, was once the ruler of Egypt and considered the last of seven queens of the same name.

She was famous for her intelligence, her beauty and her political power.

Cleopatra who also bore Mark Antony twins, committed suicide after his death in August 30 B.C.


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KEYWORDS: ancientegypt; cleopatria; egypt; godsgravesglyphs; markantony; tomb
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1 posted on 04/25/2008 7:44:35 PM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 04/25/2008 7:45:01 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

Walk like an Egyptian...


3 posted on 04/25/2008 7:47:58 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: blam
A picture of the Sphinx?
4 posted on 04/25/2008 7:51:33 PM PDT by edcoil
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To: dayglored

Watch out for the mummy’s revenge!


5 posted on 04/25/2008 7:51:34 PM PDT by Perdogg (Reagan would have never said "She's my girl")
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To: blam

6 posted on 04/25/2008 7:52:38 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: blam

They should put Geraldo Rivera on the story....


7 posted on 04/25/2008 7:54:35 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: blam
Here are the two lovers in question....


8 posted on 04/25/2008 7:56:19 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: blam
He was also Cleopatra's lover and bore him a son, called Caesarion.

Gender confusion has apparently been around a while.

Caesarion's father was Caesar. His mother was Cleopatra. His cousin Octavian probably had Caesarion killed eventually.

Antony was back in Italy at the time doing what he did best. Being an a**hole.

9 posted on 04/25/2008 7:56:53 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. - A. Lincoln)
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To: blam

[Born in Rome, Mark Antony was a military general and commander, as well as supporter of Julius Caesar. He was also Cleopatra’s lover and bore him a son, called Caesarion. ]

Using something I like to call plain English, this seems to say Mark Anthony got pregnant and bore a son to Cleopatra, who was a he. Maybe they were gods back then.


10 posted on 04/25/2008 7:59:48 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Perdogg
> Watch out for the mummy’s revenge!

Indeed!


11 posted on 04/25/2008 8:00:40 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: blam
Fantastic.

I'm sorry I never got to visit Egypt. As long as I can remember I'd wanted too. There's not enough oil on the planet that could make me drag my butt to that neck of the woods now.

12 posted on 04/25/2008 8:05:43 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: blam

Augustus was not the first emperor. There had been previous dictators, the first which was Horatio Cockles who at the bridge over the Tiber, stopped the Tarquin kings from being reinstalled.

Julius Caesar, Crassus, Pompey, Sulla, Gaius Marius had all been dictator (Imperator) at some time.


13 posted on 04/25/2008 8:06:38 PM PDT by donmeaker (You may not be interested in War but War is interested in you.)
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To: dayglored

The Mummy Returns ain’t bad either. :)


14 posted on 04/25/2008 8:07:10 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: blam
Until recently access to the tomb has been hindered because it is under water, but archaeologists plan to drain the site so they can begin excavation in November.

They suspect the tomb is under water?? For how long? Wouldn't that kind of effect the contents therein?

15 posted on 04/25/2008 8:10:22 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: dayglored

Amazing how European Cleopatra looked...


16 posted on 04/25/2008 8:11:01 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Carbon is the fifth most abundant element on the planet.)
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To: Rebelbase

THE MUMMY:

IIRC, there was a chick fight scene that was very...stimulating! Um. Very.


17 posted on 04/25/2008 8:13:07 PM PDT by Amadeo
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To: Rebelbase
Tina Turner as Cleopatra:


18 posted on 04/25/2008 8:14:09 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: Sherman Logan
Gender confusion has apparently been around a while.
Apparently it had been around a while even back then: "Cleopatra ... was ... considered the last of seven queens of the same name."
19 posted on 04/25/2008 8:16:35 PM PDT by eastsider
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To: Rebelbase
> Amazing how European Cleopatra looked...

Funny thing, that.

Ranks right up there with the pics I saw in Sunday school decades ago that showed a blonde, blue-eyed Jesus with vaguely Scandinavian features... ;-)

Personally I think until proven otherwise, Cleopatra looked just like the young Liz Taylor.

20 posted on 04/25/2008 8:16:51 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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21 posted on 04/25/2008 8:17:18 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie
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To: Rebelbase
Amazing how European Cleopatra looked...

She was European.

22 posted on 04/25/2008 8:20:02 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Illegals : Why spend the money to educate them if its against the law to employ them?)
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To: blam
He was also Cleopatra's lover and bore him a son, called Caesarion.

By Caesarion delivery, no doubt.

23 posted on 04/25/2008 8:22:01 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (It's a fine line between Guardian Angel and Stalker.)
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To: donmeaker

Augustus never referred to himself, nor allowed anyone else to refer to him,as ‘Emperor’. He called himself ‘Princeps’.


24 posted on 04/25/2008 8:29:07 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: processing please hold

Mummy 3 this year..


25 posted on 04/25/2008 8:29:34 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Rebelbase

Probably because she, like all her line, were Greeks [Macedonians], descendants of Alexander’s general Ptolemy - who took Egypt as his cut when Alexander died.


26 posted on 04/25/2008 8:31:18 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: PzLdr
Ooooooooh I can't wait.

I watched Cloverfield earlier tonight. I liked it very much.

27 posted on 04/25/2008 8:37:20 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: blam

Uncovered: Cleopatra and her lover

28 posted on 04/25/2008 8:40:14 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: devolve; processing please hold
[The Mummy Returns ain’t bad either. :)]

I believe that starred the Clintons......


29 posted on 04/25/2008 8:46:14 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch
You are soooooo mean.

Beautiful graphic. I see your name on it, excellent. One of these days I'm gonna try my hand at that.

30 posted on 04/25/2008 8:52:24 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: Rebelbase

“Amazing how European Cleopatra looked...”
Actually, she was European. The last of a line of Greek/Macedonian Rulers dating back to Alexander.


31 posted on 04/25/2008 8:54:42 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: processing please hold; devolve; blam

[You are soooooo mean. Beautiful graphic.]

Lol, and why am I mean??
Prepare for 8 or more hours of work, I spend that on many of mine!

Sorry blam, meant to ping you too!


32 posted on 04/25/2008 8:55:37 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: processing please hold

OK, I got it about ‘the mummy returns’.
Sorry I was dense for a minute, lol


33 posted on 04/25/2008 8:56:51 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Oh -

That’s a good one potlatch!

Hillary as the Sphinx!


34 posted on 04/25/2008 9:00:10 PM PDT by devolve ( -- -The_Project_Islamic_Hope_website_banner no_longer_features_Barack_Hussein_Obama_Junior)
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To: blam; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 24Karet; 3AngelaD; 49th; ...

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35 posted on 04/25/2008 9:01:29 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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To: devolve

OH!!! Lol

You have seen that a number of times but thanks devolve.


36 posted on 04/25/2008 9:04:25 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch

Don’t worry about it. I like ogling the actor, Oded Fehr. He’s on both Resident Evil’s.


37 posted on 04/25/2008 9:09:29 PM PDT by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: Rebelbase

She must have had other talents if she looked anything like the images on her coins.


38 posted on 04/25/2008 9:14:21 PM PDT by OeOeO (Sic Transit Gloria Mundi... Gloria get me a beer,and hurry..)
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To: devolve; potlatch
Hillary as the Sphinx!

I think you have her on the wrong end.

39 posted on 04/25/2008 9:15:55 PM PDT by OeOeO (Sic Transit Gloria Mundi... Gloria get me a beer,and hurry..)
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To: OeOeO

Well, devolve would have probably put her there, lol.


40 posted on 04/25/2008 9:18:08 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: potlatch
That would answer the ages old question. Does the Sphinx have a sphinxter
41 posted on 04/25/2008 9:21:55 PM PDT by OeOeO (Sic Transit Gloria Mundi... Gloria get me a beer,and hurry..)
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To: dayglored
Personally I think until proven otherwise, Cleopatra looked just like the young Liz Taylor.

I always thought that she looked like Claudette Colbert.


Cleopatra, 1934

42 posted on 04/25/2008 9:31:18 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: blam

TIME MACHINE
by Howie Greenfield & Barry Mann
Recorded by Dante & the Evergreens, Madison Records #135, 1960

I opened up this here history book,
And flipped my lid when I took a look.
There on page two-nineteen
Was this here Egpytian Queen.
Although she lived in 44 BC,
Cleopatra is the chick for me.

(CHORUS)
I’m going to build a time machine,
So I can go back and make the scene.
I’m gonna make some time
With my Egyptian Queen
In my little old time machine

Pretty soon, I’ll be making the gig
When I set the doodad on my thingamajig.
I’m gonna crank and turn the dial.
Very soon, I’ll be on the Nile.
Holding hands with my Cleo kid,
Setting in the shade of a pyramid

(CHORUS)

She got a daddy rich as old King Tut.
I hear her mummy’s all wrapped up.
Got a room of diamonds on every shelf.
When I walk in, she’ll say, “help yourself.”
I’ll fill my pockets and after a while,
We’ll make some time,
Nineteen-six-o style

(CHORUS)
.
Look at that girl go
Like she sure is hep, ain’t she?
Like, wow, get the snake
Away from my girl!

Oh, no, it’s too late!


43 posted on 04/25/2008 9:45:13 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: potlatch

Your funniest yet!
Walk like a...Huma.


44 posted on 04/25/2008 9:47:32 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: ntnychik

Thanks nit, that’s been around awhile but I think you missed a lot of them.


45 posted on 04/25/2008 10:13:46 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: donmeaker

All imperators, not “emperors.” Octavian was made Augustus Princeps, which was an unprecedented title created for him.


46 posted on 04/25/2008 10:17:24 PM PDT by buck jarret
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To: OeOeO
She must have had other talents if she looked anything like the images on her coins.

That's for sure! From the images they have of her, which are few, she definitely appears as a very unattractive woman!

47 posted on 04/25/2008 10:19:36 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: OeOeO

48 posted on 04/25/2008 10:24:59 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Tina Turner as Cleopatra (Click to go to link with picture)

49 posted on 04/25/2008 10:48:04 PM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: dayglored

Zaftig Neh ?


50 posted on 04/25/2008 11:26:48 PM PDT by Jan Hus
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