Tunnel to Cleopatra’s tomb potentially discovered in Egypt


Just 13 metres beneath the bottom of an historical Egyptian metropolis is a mysterious tunnel that would lead to a tomb archeologists have spent many years trying to find.

A gaggle on an Egyptian-Dominican archeological analysis mission from the University of Santo Domingo uncovered the tunnel in the realm of the Temple of Tapozeris Magna, west of Alexandria. While its vacation spot just isn’t sure, some consider it leads to Cleopatra’s tomb.

The tomb itself has but to be discovered, however based mostly on the situation of the tunnel, archeologists consider they could have discovered the situation.


Cleopatra was rumoured to be buried in a harbour in historical Alexandria, which is now underwater due to the influence of pure disasters together with a tsunami, in addition to a battle, hitting town.

Studies of the potentially ground-breaking discovery recommend it has the same design to that of one other centuries-old tunnel discovered in Greece, in accordance to a Facebook publish by the Egypt Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

(Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities/Facebook)The Egyptian tunnel, which is partially underwater, in accordance to the ministry’s publish, is reportedly about 2 metres excessive and runs the space of 1,305 metres in size.

The discovery comes roughly 2,052 years after the dying of Cleopatra, who lived between 69 BC and 30 BC.

She was the final chief of Egypt earlier than it was taken over by the Roman Empire in 30 BC, following the defeat by Octavian (later known as Augustus) of Cleopatra and Marc Antony in the battle at Actium.

Cleopatra was the ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt for 21 years.

Earlier in the Egyptian-Dominican archeological analysis mission, noteworthy artifacts have been discovered contained in the Temple of Tapozeris Magna, equivalent to cash with the pictures and names of each Queen Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, in addition to beheaded statues, and statues of the goddess Isis.

Tunnel to Cleopatra’s tomb potentially discovered in Egypt (Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities/Facebook)This wasn’t the one tunnel discovered on the mission – a variety of tunnels spanning throughout King Marriott Lake to the Mediterranean have been discovered, in addition to 16 burials inside rock-carved tombs (recognized to be generally used in the Ancient Greek and Roman time durations), and a variety of mummies, which spotlight options of the embankment course of used throughout these time durations.


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