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    Posted: 21-Apr-2009 at 13:28
I am surprised this has not yet been posted, and I apologise if it has, and I have missed it! Big news from Egypt - archaeologists are hot on the trial of the burial site of tragic lovers Antony and Cleopatra. Here is part of a news article on this groundbreaking archaeological pursuit.

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Archaeologists hunt for Cleopatra's tomb

Apr 20 2009 9:23AM EDT

By Will Rasmussen

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) - High on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, buried deep under the crumbling limestone of a temple to the goddess Isis, archaeologists believe the body of Queen Cleopatra may lie.

The tomb of the Egyptian queen has never been found but archaeologists are discovering more evidence that Cleopatra's priests carried her body to the temple after her suicide, where it could lie with her lover Marc Antony.

"This could be the most important discovery of the 21st century," Zahi Hawass, Egypt's chief archaeologist, told reporters on a tour of the temple on Sunday. "This is the perfect place for them to be hidden."

Archaeologists from Egypt and the Dominican Republic plan to start digging in search of Cleopatra's tomb as early as this year.

Researchers have found by radar what may be three chambers as deep as 20 meters under the rock. Historians believe, based on the Roman writer Plutarch, that Antony and Cleopatra were buried together.

Kathleen Martinez, a Dominican Republic scholar who pioneered the theory that Cleopatra could be buried in the temple thinks one of the chambers might contain the remains of the famous couple.

The article continues here: http://www.portfolio.com/business-news/reuters/2009/04/20/archaeologists-hunt-for-cleopatras-tomb

Here are some links to other reports:

http://www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleeast/features/article_1471673.php/Alexandra_temple_site_could_hold_Cleopatra_lovers_remains__Feature__

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8000978.stm


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Fascinating! It would be great to see the Lady. Provided, of course, that the embalmers did their job properly...
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Good post, I follow many Archaeology RSS feeds and this has been featured reguarly recently. I hope they do find them, it would be awesome. I just visited Ephesus(Turkey) where I saw the tomb of Princess Arsinoe, Cleopatras younger sister  who was killed by Marc Antony at the request of Cleopatra.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Penelope Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-May-2009 at 00:00
Knights, funny thing is, i was thinking about posting this same very topic, yesterday, but at the last minute, decided not to for some odd reason.
The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Knights Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-May-2009 at 11:50
I knew someone would have thought of it first, Penelope! I am actually quite surprised at how little interest was generated at this news. I suppose they haven't actually 'found' them yet. I sure hope they do though.

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