The cemeteries of Cleopatra and Mark Antony will soon be uncovered & # 39 ;: the final resting place of the famous Pharaoh will be revealed near the Egyptian city of Alexandria, archaeologists claim
- Archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of the old couple
- They say the crypt is in Taposiris Magna, about 18 miles from Alexandria
- Historians believe that the couple, who ruled in 30 BC, are buried together
- Dr. Zahi Hawass says they are close to the correct location of the grave
Archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of Anthony and Cleopatra, who are thought to have died around 30 BC.
Egyptian historians say they believe they now know where to dig and hope the grave & # 39; soon & # 39; to discover.
The ancient city of Taposiris Magna, about eighteen kilometers from Alexandria, is supposed to lay the remains of the two rulers.
Archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass said: & The long-lost grave of Anthony and Cleopatra will eventually be discovered.
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Archaeologists believe they have found where the crypt of Antonius and Cleopatra is buried. Historians say they believe they know where to dig and hope to discover the grave soon. Here, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor shine like the famous old couple in the 1963 film (file photo)
Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archaeologist and former state minister for Antiquities, said it is only a matter of time before they discover it.
& # 39; I hope to find Anthony and Cleopatra's grave soon. I really believe they are buried in the same grave, "he said.
& # 39; We are so close to discover the correct location of the grave; we are on track. We know exactly where to dig.
& # 39; The cemetery was eventually estimated in the region of Taposiris Magna, 30 km from Alexandria. & # 39;
The ancient city of Taposiris Magna, pictured here, is about eighteen miles from Alexandria, believed to be where the remains of the two rulers were laid to rest. Antonius and Cleopatra are one of the most famous couples in history, anyway, there is little evidence of the old queen and her husband (stock image)
The city of Taposiris Magna, about eighteen kilometers from Alexandria, is supposed to lay the remains of the two rulers. Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic empire in Egypt. Mark Antonius, or Marcus Antonius, was a Roman general
Antonius and Cleopatra are one of the most famous couples in history, but there is little evidence of the old queen and her husband.
Coins, busts and other images that are thought to represent them have been found, causing many to speculate about their lives and deaths.
Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic empire in Egypt. Mark Antony, or Marcus Antonius, was a Roman politician and general.
Cleopatra and Antonius took their own lives in 30 BC, after the Octavian troops had chased them to Alexandria.
Although Anthony is said to have been killed in the stomach, Cleopatra's method of suicide is less certain.
According to legend, she died by an & # 39; asp & # 39; – probably an adder or Egyptian cobra – to tempt her to stab her, but according to some she was killed.
HOW WAS THIS CLEOPATRA AND MARK ANTHONY?
In 41 BC. Marcus Marcus was in conflict with the adopted son of Julius Caesar, Octavian, who was known as The War between Anthony and Octavian on the succession of Roman leadership.
In 31 BC, Mark Antony and Cleopatra combined armies to defeat Octavian in a naval battle in Actium, on the west coast of Greece.
Octavian won the battle after one of Antony's & # 39; s former generals delivered to Octavian Antony's combat plan.
Cleopatra and Mark Antony fled to Egypt, but Octavian pursued them and conquered Alexandria in 30 BC.
While his soldiers abandoned him, Mark Antony took his own life and Cleopatra took the same course and committed suicide on August 12, 30 BC.
The dramatic life of Antonius and Cleopatra is the subject of a play by Shakespeare (Antonius and Cleopatra) and played in a long epic four-hour story with Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra and Richard Burton as Marcus Antonius.
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