Everyone knows the story of how Cleopatra died, but no one can tell you where she is actually buried. Despite her iconic status, the tomb of Cleopatra was seemingly lost to time. But archeologists may be close to finding her final resting place.
Two mummies of “high-status individuals” have been found by archeologists and Egyptologists from Liverpool University in Taposiris Magna, a temple located about 30 miles from Alexandria.
The tomb has been untouched for about 2,000 years, but was opened by scientists for a new Channel 5 documentary in the UK called The Hunt for Cleopatra’s Tomb.
Despite being relatively undisturbed for two millennia, the tomb has sustained water damage.
The two mummies found in the tomb are believed to have lived during Cleopatra’s time.
They were also originally wrapped in gold leaf, denoting that they were probably very important individuals and may have interacted with the queen herself. The mummies, a male and a female, could have been priests who were important to the pharaoh, according to The Guardian.
In addition to the mummies, about 200 coins seemingly bearing Cleopatra’s face and name were found in the temple as well.