'Sensational' Egypt find offers clues in hunt for Cleopatra’s tomb

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  1. robinjojo

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  3. Robert Ransom

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    IMO, the final resting place of Khnum Khufu would be the greatest find in Egypt.
    For those who understand why, no explanation is necessary. For those who do not understand, some historical reading is required.
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  4. ancient coin hunter

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  5. DonnaML

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    Amazing that she's so well-preserved after more than two millennia!
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    No need to be so mysterious! Are you assuming that his final resting place was someplace other than the so-called "king's chamber" inside the Great Pyramid? If so, what makes you think he wasn't buried there, or that his remains weren't looted long ago even if he was buried somewhere else?
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  7. robinjojo

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    Twentieth Century Fox Version:


    Cleo's Version:

    D-Camera Cleopatra VII, 80 Drachma, Third Application of Renwax, 7-10-20.jpg

    Probably wouldn't do very well at the box office.
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  10. DonnaML

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    I think Alexander's tomb might be a bigger story for historians, archaeologists, and people with an interest in ancient history. Cleopatra's tomb would probably be a bigger story for the general public. I suspect that more people have heard of her. As to how many people out of 100 could identify them correctly, with reasonable specificity, the number is probably very low for both.
  11. Robert Ransom

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    I have spent many years seeking information about Khufu and believe I have read almost every document, report, speculation, etc. written about this Pharaoh. There is nothing in any of the records to indicate he was entombed in the GPoG. His reported father, Snefru was not located in any of the pyramids he had built such as the layered mastaba called a step pyramid - Meidum, the Bent Pyramid or the Red Pyramid. The internal passages or chambers of TGP were not decorated which was a long standing custom and requirement to gain entry to the afterlife and some academics believe the Pyramids of Giza were built long before our current history cites their construction around 2600/2500 BC. I could say more ' but I do not wish to hijack this thread any more than I already have.
    @robinjojo I apologize for my post.
  12. DonnaML

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    Please let's not have that kind of discussion here again! The last time was way too unpleasant.
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    Concerning Cleopatra's tomb, I believe Marc Antony was entombed with her. So there would be two great finds if the tomb was found.
  14. Robert Ransom

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    I agree, that would be a great discovery.
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  15. Robert Ransom

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    Could identify whom?
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  17. DonnaML

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    Alexander the Great and Cleopatra. Do you have any great confidence that a large percentage of people could correctly identify either?
  18. Robert Ransom

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    Considering the History, or should I say the lack thereof, taught in today's schools, my answer would be a resounding NO. The sad part is the proverbial "Repeating history having not learned from it" will be a new chapter in the lives of the ignorant.
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  19. ancient coin hunter

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    Well I know my 22 year old nephew can't. He can't name a single emperor. He flies drones and plays video games. Luckily my son knows all of them, Latin for 3 years, and completed his MBA last year at age 22. He now is working at a hedge fund. So I'm a proud Dad...
  20. Alegandron

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    I recently saw a documentary on Dr Martinez and her work on this project. She was not an archaeologist, rather a lawyer having a passion for Ancient History, and Cleo. She is a fascinating person, and really led the charge, putting huge amounts if her own monies into this project. So cool to see that she may be getting closer to solving this mystery!
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  21. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    These sort of sensationalist claims are par for the course in classical archaeology. They seem to assert major historical and/or cultural connections to every minor find - why? Might it improve their chance for further funding and excavation permits? Perhaps I'm too cynical.
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