A dig site where 22 ancient coins inscribed with Cleopatra's name, an alabaster mask fragment resembling Mark Antony, and 10 mummies were discovered suggest Cleopatra's lost tomb may be within reach, according to Egypt's chief archeologist, Zahi Hawass.
Archaeologist found the coins and mask last year when excavating a 2,300 year-old temple built by Ptolemy II. The recent cemetery discoveries led to underground radar revealing three "important anomalies."
The evidence has convinced Hawass that someone important is buried within temple, and possibly the famous lovers.
"We think this is really a perfect place for Cleopatra and Mark Antony to be hidden," Hawass said.
Dallas, TX – Heritage Auction Galleries has just posted prices realized approaching $7 million on its Signature Auction of Ancient and World Coins, held as an official auction of the New York International Numismatic Convention in New York City (NYINC).
At the conclusion of sales of Post Auction Buys and non-floor session material (ending Jan. 13), total prices Realized are expected to well exceed $7 million. This was the lead event in a week of Heritage auctions that will see more than 18,000 lots of rare coins and currency valued above $50 million sold in New York City and Orlando, Florida. Prices realized information on all auctions can be found at www.HA.com.