Where was Cleopatra buried?


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The burial place of Cleopatra is still somewhat uncertain, however there are plenty of people who claim to have a theory of the whereabouts of her remains.

  • Who was Cleopatra?
Cleopatra was the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt. She ruled Egypt following the death of Alexandra the Great. Her lover, Mark Antony, committed suicide and Cleopatra also took her own life. Many believe that both bodies have been buried together, yet the exact location has never been confirmed.

  • Where Cleopatra may be buried
According to Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist, Cleopatra's body may be resting in a temple 28 miles west of Alexandria. He has uncovered a 400ft tunnel underneath the temple, which has many markings, carvings and coins with Cleopatra's image on them. He also claims to have found a bust of Mark Antony at the temple and believes it would have been the perfect location for a hidden burial, away from enemy lines.

However other experts are a lot more skeptical and need more convincing than the current evidence put before them. The process of studying the site of the temple is a long and arduous one, but if Hawass is successful in finding enough evidence to prove Cleopatra was indeed buried there, it would be classed as a major discovery and he will be one of the most famous archaeologists.

  • More information
For more information about Cleopatra, and the eventful life she led, head to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleopatra_VII

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