Read the following two quotations and the articles from which I took them and see for yourself.
A flamboyant archeologist known worldwide for his trademark Indiana Jones hat believes he has identified the site where Cleopatra is buried.
Now, with a team of 12 archeologists and 70 excavators, Zahi Hawass, 60, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, has started searching for the entrance to her tomb.
And after a breakthrough two weeks ago he hopes to find her lover, the Roman general Mark Antony, sharing her last resting place at the site of a temple, the Taposiris Magna, 28 miles west of Alexandria.
Hawass has discovered a 400ft tunnel beneath the temple containing clues that the supposedly beautiful queen may lie beneath. “We’ve found tunnels with statues of Cleopatra and many coins bearing her face, things you wouldn’t expect in a typical temple,” he said.
Archaeologists in Egypt believe they have discovered the burial place of Cleopatra and her lover, Mark Anthony. They found a columned entrance to a temple in Alexandria and think it may contain the remains of the famous and beautiful Egyptian Queen. Excavation is now underway on a chamber where they may be entombed.
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary-General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said, “The discovery of the entrance of the temple is very important, it can show that this temple was built exactly in the Pharaohnic style, and outside we should have other stands for sphinxes, that’s really important discoveries in search of the beautiful, magical Queen, Queen Cleopatra.”
Sound familiar? Hmmm! Maybe the new news is new news but it sure is hard to tell. What is clear is that despite headlines like “Cleopatra’s tomb discovered, says Egyptian archaeologists.” so far Cleopatra’s tomb has not been reached. As Kathleen Martinez, Dominican Archaeologist, said, “We are expecting there (sic) to have important news.” But all this is at best pre-news. I guess they are now actually working on or in a/the chamber and that is progress.