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July 28, 2010

Cleopatra's tomb

An image obtained from the Egyptian Supreme Council of the temple shows Taposiris Magna and half-body statue of Cleopatra. Historic objects were found on the west coast of Alexandria. An archaeological team from Egypt and the Dominican Republic Magna Taposiris complete the survey for three years as part of foraging Cleopatra and Mark Antony, according to SCA,


Archaeologists searched the three places in Egypt that may contain graves Cleopatra and her lover, Anthony. Excavations carried out near the temple on the west coast of Alexandria which was built during the reign of King Ptolemy II (282-246 BC).

Search team found the tomb of 10 mummies, and tomb of Cleopatra and Anthony suspected buried near the place. Anthony and Cleopatra committed suicide in 30 BC, following the battle of Actium.
They found a half-body statue of Cleopatra and Cleopatra coin with the image. They also found a mask that allegedly belongs to Antony.



"They found some holes in, and they think that Anthony and Cleopatra probably buried in it", according to the Egyptian Supreme Council, as quoted from news.bbc, Wednesday (15 / 4).
Archaeological teams from Egypt and the Dominican Republic has started a survey Taposiris Magna during the last three years.
 

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