Archaeologists getting closer to Cleopatra’s tomb

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Archeologists think they may be one step closer to finding the tomb of the last Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra.

Archaeologists have discovered a tunnel underneath the Taposiris Magna Temple in northern Egypt.

The tunnel measures around six feet high and is almost a mile in length.

The temple is located close to Egypt’s second-largest city, Alexandria.

Egyptian authorities have permitted archeologists to search and dig the area to see if their theory is true.

Cleopatra – Did you know?

Even though she was a famous Queen of Egypt and was born in the country, Cleopatra was actually Greek!

Cleopatra became queen following the death of her father in 51 BC. However, because she was female, she needed a male co-ruler. So Cleopatra married her younger brother, Ptolemy XIII.

When Ptolemy reached the age of 13 in 49 BCE, he plotted to overthrow his sister.

Cleopatra then fled Egypt and raised an army of her own. With the help of Julius Caesar, Ptolemy was overthrown and Cleopatra was reinstated as queen.

She was a popular leader who is believed to have brought wealth and peace to the country.

Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. When she died in 30BC, Egypt became part of the Roman Empire.

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