Hawass Claims To Know With Certainty The Location Of Cleopatra’s Tomb


Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian archaeologist, an Egyptologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. He is also a man who has worked at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, and the Upper Nile Valley.

Taporsiris Magna- Egypt. Image Credit: Ehab Samy / Wikimedia Commons.

When it comes to ancient Egypt, many refer to him as the man who knows it all.

And although some believe he is a true expert and leader in his field, there are others who believe that while he has presented to the world a plethora of archeological discoveries throughout his career, he also hid from the public a number of discoveries that could change the way we think about ancient Egypt.

Some of the discoveries that Hawass supposedly kept a secret is the massive library said to exist beneath the great Sphinx.

He’s also said to have hidden from the public a number of discoveries that prove the ancient Egyptians were a far more advanced civilization, that had in their possession, extremely advanced technologies that allowed them to erect, transport and build some of the greatest monuments the world has ever seen.

But all of those claims have been tagged as a conspiracy.

Now, the Egyptian archeologist made a fascinating claim during a speech he gave at the University of Palermo in Italy.

As he was presenting to the public the discoveries that have been made in Egypt in the last few months, he shocked attendees when he spoke about Cleopatra and Marc Antony saying that he knew where the tomb of the Queen of Egypt was located and that he hopes to bring it to light as soon as possible.

“I hope to find the tomb of Antony and Cleopatra VII soon. I do believe that they are buried in the same tomb,” Hawass stated.

“We are so close to discover the accurate location of the tomb; we are on the right way. We know where exactly we have to dig,” Hawass stated to the Italian News Agency.

The claims made by Hawass aren’t surprising, as he has been searching for the Queen’s tomb for several years.

However, it is interesting to note that Hawass believes Cleopatra and Antony were buried in the same tomb.

Plutarch stated that Antony was cremated: “After Cleopatra had heard this, in the first place, she begged Caesar that she might be permitted to pour libations for Antony; and when the request was granted, she had herself carried to the tomb, and embracing the urn which held his ashes.”

But despite this, the Egyptian researcher believes he is on the right track to finding the Queen’s tomb.

If he succeeds in finding Cleopatra’s eternal resting place, it would be a discovery greater than the discovery of the mummy of Tutankhamun.

 


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Ivan

Ivan is editor-in-chief at ancient-code.com, he also writes for Universe Explorers. You may have seen him appear on the Discovery and History Channel.