A mysterious tunnel discovered beneath the remains of the Egyptian city of Alexandria may lead to the lost tomb of Cleopatra, according to an archaeologist with the University of Santo Domingo. Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, taking the throne in 51 BCE following
A massive black granite sarcophagus that was unearthed in Egypt’s city of Alexandria earlier this month was opened on July 19, finally revealing its two millennia-old secrets to archeologists. Speculation as to what might be found in the 30-ton enclosure ranged from the lost tomb of Alexander the Great, to the potential for it to contain an ancient pharaoh’s vengeful curse. Unfortunately, no grand warrior-king emerged from the coffin, although it did contain a sort-of curse, albeit in the form of a really bad stink.