Saturday, 5 June 2010

Archeologists may be closing in on Cleopatra's Tomb

Egypt's top archeologist says he may be closing in on Cleopatra's tomb. On a recent sunny day west of Alexandria, Zahi Hawass strides across the rock and rubble of Taposiris Magna, a Ptolemaic temple overlooking the shores of the Mediterranean. Wearing his trademark Indiana Jones hat, he explains that although others have scoured the temple before, this current dig, begun in 2005, has turned up countless new treasures. He says the team has located the original main entrance and uncovered a series of pharaonic-style entrance blocks.

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