Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Tombs of Anthony & Cleopatra

Archaeologists think they are hot on the trail of the tomb bearing Anthony and Cleopatra's bodies. They have been excavating a series of tombs recently discovered near Alexandria and finds within those - including a mask thought to have belonged to Mark Anthony - suggest the star-crossed lovers' mummies may be nearby.

In one tomb, they uncovered a series of shafts in which they think the pair's bodies might be located. This is where they found the mask, as well as a bust of Cleopatra, and several coins with their images.

Also interesting, researchers say the coins bearing the images of both Mark Anthony and Cleopatra refute the claim that some experts have made, as to Cleopatra's beauty being exaggerated.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

No comments:

Post a Comment