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Archaeologists in Egypt discover tunnel that may lead to Cleopatra’s tomb

The archaeological mission uncovered an ancient tunnel that may lead to Cleopatra’s tomb.
The underground tunnel is found beneath Taposiris Magna, west of the coastal city of Alexandria.

The Dominican-Egyptian archaeological mission of the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo has unearthed a tunnel carved 13 meters below the surface of the earth in the area of the Temple of Taposiris Magna, west of Alexandria.

Taposiris Magna, whose ancient name means tomb of Osiris, is a town that was founded by Ptolemy II Philadelphus between 280 and 270 BC.

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