Friday, 19 November 2010

Headless statue 'could give clues to Cleopatra's tomb'

A headless statue of a Greek king has been discovered in the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple, adding to evidence that the structure could be the final resting place of Marc Antony and Cleopatra, say excavation leaders.

For the past five years, archaeologists have been searching around the temple of Taposiris Magna, about 45 kilometres west of the port city of Alexandria in hopes of finding the couple's graves.

The newfound black granite statue-which stands about 6 feet (1.8 meters) without its head-is thought to be of King Ptolemy IV, because an unattached cartouche carved of the same type of stone and bearing his name was found near the figure's base.

Read more: Sify News

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