In the course of recent weeks, various media reports have guaranteed that a group driven by paleologist Zahi Hawass is very nearly finding the tomb of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII at a site in Egypt called “Taposiris Magna.”

In any case, too bad, the “combine so well known” presently can’t seem to be found. Hawass, Egypt’s previous pastor of artifacts, revealed to Live Science that the news reports are false.

“This is totally false data; [there is] nothing found at about the tomb,” Hawass disclosed to Live Science.

A significant number of media reports guarantee that amid an ongoing address in Palermo, Italy, Hawass said that the tomb was going to be found. At that address, Hawass disclosed to Live Science, he talked about work at Taposiris Magna, which is being done by a group driven by Kathleen Martinez, a classicist who trusts that the tomb of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII could be situated at the site. While he examined Martinez’s thought, he never said that archeologists are near finding the tomb.

The group driven by Martinez has been unearthing at Taposiris Magna for around 10 years and has made numerous disclosures, including sepulchers that date to the Ptolemaic time frame (305 B.C. to 30 B.C.), a period when a tradition of rulers who dropped from one of Alexander the Great’s commanders ruled Egypt. After the demise of Cleopatra VII in 30 B.C., Egypt turned into a Roman region.

Doomed sweethearts

Antony (lived 83 B.C. to 30 B.C.) and Cleopatra VII (lived 69 B.C. to 30 B.C.) are two of history’s most doomed sweethearts. Antony was a Roman general who, for a period, shaped a coalition with Octavian, the two together managing over Rome’s extending realm. Antony invested quite a bit of his energy in Egypt where he began to look all starry eyed at Cleopatra, the couple has three kids together.

After a dropping out, Octavian and Antony did battle with one another in 32 B.C., with Antony’s naval force being squashed at the Battle of Actium battled in 31 B.C. Octavian’s powers at that point arrived in Egypt, and Antony and Cleopatra submitted suicide in Alexandria in 30 B.C.

The old history specialists Suetonius (lived A.D. 69 to 122) and Plutarch (lived A.D. 46 to 120) both asserted that Antony and Cleopatra were covered together inside a tomb. Plutarch composed that Octavian gave orders that Cleopatra’s “body ought to be covered with that of Antony in the astonishing and lofty form” (interpretation by Bernadotte Perrin).

While Suetonius composed that Octavian “permitted them both the respect of internment and in a similar tomb, giving requests that the catacomb which they had started ought to be done” (interpretation by J. C. Rolfe). This tomb has never been found.

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