Monday, April 20, 2009

The Lost Tomb of Antony and Cleopatra

She shall be buried by her Antony:
No grave upon the earth shall clip in it
A pair so famous.

- Caesar Augustus, Act V, scene ii Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

Coins, mummies and statues point to Cleopatra tomb

Zahi Hawass showed off the ancient treasures to journalists during a tour of a 2,000-year-old temple to the god Osiris, where they were found. He believes the site near the Mediterranean Sea contains the tomb of the doomed lovers that has been shrouded in mystery for so long.

"In my opinion, if this tomb is found, it will be one of the most important discoveries of the 21st century because of the love between Cleopatra and Mark Antony, and because of the sad story of their death," he said.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think it is unreasonable to think that a secret sect buried their bodies after the Romans were done with them. It is an interesting idea.

    My only question do you keep something like that secret?