Cleoparta's tomb unearthed?
Archaeologists in Egypt believe that the body of former Egyptian queen Cleopatra may be lying in a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, reported Reuters.
Egypt's premiere archeologist, Zahi Hawass, showed the Associated Press 22 coins, 10 mummies, and a fragment of a mask. He believes these things are evidence that the bodies of Cleopatra and her lover Marc Antony are near.
Hawass' past discoveries have been met with skepticism by Egyptians. (AP)
Dominican archaeologist Kathleen Martinez, after three years of excavating the site, has unearthed coins bearing the queen's face and carvings that depict both her and Marc Antony, who is believed to be buried with her. (AP)
Egyptian and Dominican archaeologists plan to begin digging to unearth the tomb this year. Radar scans show three tombs roughly 20 meters below the ground. (Reuters)
The Associated Press reported that the radar scan shows the tombs to be 12 meters underground.
Digging may not begin until the fall due to security reasons. (Reuters)
The Associated Press reported that excavation will begin Tuesday, with a second radar scan set for April 22.