The Louisiana Classicist

June 21, 2011

a new theory of Cleopatra’s burial site

Filed under: just for fun,link — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 12:20 pm
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National Geographic Magazine has a feature article in the July 2011 issue entitled “The Search for Cleopatra.” The investigation, specifically for her tomb, is hindered by “Earthquakes, tidal waves, rising seas, subsiding ground, civil conflicts, and the unsentimental recycling of building stones,” not to mention the fact that most of the ancient city of Alexandria is now under 20 feet of sea water.

Follow the link above to see how the the hunt moves away from the city center, but (spoiler alert) is ultimately still a story without an ending.

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