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22 Coins, 10 Mummies May Lead to Cleopatra’s Tomb

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.

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