Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Thursday, June 19, 2008

I know this isn't in the Valley of the Kings but if like me you are also interested in the search for the tomb of Cleopatra - and possibly Mark Anthony as well if Dr Zahi Hawass is correct - then this article from the Sunday Times may interest you.

The gist is that the team of archaeologists led by Dr Hawass is exploring beneath the temple of Taposiris Magna, 28 miles west of Alexandria. Hawass says, "We’ve found tunnels with statues of Cleopatra and many coins bearing her face, things you wouldn’t expect in a typical temple.”

Work on the site is now suspended until November.


Doris said...

Hawass is such a romantic! I wonder how long his summer feels having to wait for the heat to calm down before being able to continue.

Kate Phizackerley said...

The indication is that work will resume in November. I'm sort of hoping to get to Egypt again in November but if it happens it will probably just be to Luxor.


Debbie K said...

Hi Kate
You cannot keep this secret hidden for long.
I hope you enjoy bloging as much as I have.
You are a very special friend.


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