Thursday, 11 June 2020

Search on for Cleopatra's tomb

Taposiris Magna has been in the spotlight recently as the site of the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony. The remains of a temple of Osiris is believed to be the last resting place of Cleopatra.Cleopatra VII was born in 70 or 69 B.C. and ruled Egypt as co-regent for almost three decades. After the forces of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony were defeated by Octavian, she committed suicide in 30 B.C.
The ancient settlement was occupied from the second century BC to the seventh century AD.

In 2010 archaeologists discovered a huge headless granite statue of a Ptolemaic king, and the original gate to a temple dedicated to the god Osiris. It could represent Ptolemy IV.