Egyptologist Hawass looking for grave of Queen Cleopatra


This video is called The Real Cleopatra.

From The Independent in South Africa:

August 17 2006

By Shaun Smillie

In little over two months, famed Egyptologist Dr Zahi Hawass hopes to unearth the discovery of his lifetime: the tomb of one of history’s greatest women, Cleopatra.

The celebrity archaeologist, who is on a whistle stop lecture tour of South Africa, said that “the discovery would even be bigger than that of King Tut“.

Hawass told The Star on Wednesday that he suspects Cleopatra is buried with her Roman lover Mark Antony at a temple 30km from Alexandra called Tabusiris Magna.

This is Hawass’s first visit to SA.

“I believe it is a very sacred place and this is where they would have hidden Cleopatra and Marc Antony from Octavian,” Hawass explained.

Access to the tomb, Hawass believes, is through a shaft.

Previously he had descended 35m down the shaft but could get no further because of water.

“It has a high water table but I plan to go back in October,” Hawass said.

Some of the clues that point to the tomb belonging to Cleopatra are a coin bearing her face and a statue.

Cleopatra and Mark Antony committed suicide as the Roman leader Octavian hunted them in Egypt, in 30BC.

Update April 2008: here.

3 thoughts on “Egyptologist Hawass looking for grave of Queen Cleopatra

  1. Dear Sirs,
    The MAN on the DINARIUM WASN’T ME, but probably MARC ANTHONY.
    Regards,
    TRINITY = GODDESS ISIS – THE DAUGHTER OF THE SUPREME LORD OF STAR SIRIUS-A (HERE BACK AGAIN FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW MILLENIUM)

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