Burial Site Of Cleopatra And Mark Anthony Will Be ‘Uncovered Soon:’ Final Resting Site Of The Famed Pharaoh Will Be Revealed Near The Egyptian City Of Alexandria, Archaeologist Claims
After two mass shootings in the homeland this weekend, our hearts are broken and we grieve for the victims, families, and loved ones of those who fell victim to these two senseless incidents of mass murder. I thought the article below would be good to get our minds away from tragedy for just a little bit, before returning to reality.
Victoria Bell posted a January 21, 2019 article to the website of the DailyMail with the title above. “Archaeologists believe they have found the burial crypt of Anthony and Cleopatra, who are believed to have died around 30 BC,” Ms. Bell wrote. “Egyptian historians say they believe that they now know where to dig and hope to uncover the tomb soon. The ancient city of Taposiris Magna, about eighteen miles from Alexandria is believed to be where the two ruler’s remains were laid to rest.”
Archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass said: “The long-lost tomb of Anthony and Cleopatra will be eventually uncovered.” Dr. Hawass, and archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, said “it is only a matter of time before they are found.” He added, “I do believe they are buried in the same tomb. We are so close to discovering the accurate location of the tomb; we know exactly where to dig. The burial site has been finally estimated to be in the region of Taposiris Magna, 30K away from Alexandria.”
What an awesome discovery this would be. Certainly at least, ever since Shakespeare and his entourage of the Kings Men performed a play about Antony and Cleopatra around 1607, these two notable figures in history have captured our imagination. And who could forget the 1963 movie, Cleopatra, staring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It is an enchanting story and one complex and fitting enough to garner Shakespeare’s attention. It would be a major historical find for Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and the world. Here’s hoping they find their final resting place soon — and, undisturbed. RCP, fortunascorner.com