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Tunnel found in Egypt that could lead to Cleopatra's tomb

< strong>MOSCOW, Nov. 9Under the ancient Egyptian temple of Taposiris Magna (“Great Tomb of Osiris”) near Alexandria, a tunnel was found that could lead to the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Daily Mail writes. “The queen wanted to be buried with her lover and reproduce the legend of Isis and Osiris, the true meaning of whose cult is in the granting of immortality. After death, the gods would allow Cleopatra to live in another form of existence with Mark Antony,” explains archaeologist Katherine Martinez. The tunnel is carved into the rocks, and scientists have already called it a “geometric wonder”. The structure extends over 4800 feet (approximately 1463 meters). Its height is about six feet (1.8 meters). Part of the passage is flooded. The research team suggests that the foundation of the temple may also be under water due to at least 23 earthquakes that occurred here between 320 and 1303 AD. Also, archaeologists have found coins with images and names of Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, headless statues and sculptures of the goddess Isis. Cleopatra is the last queen of Egypt (from 51 BC to 30 BC) from the Ptolemaic dynasty.

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