A tunnel has been discovered near a temple in Egypt. This temple is dedicated to Osiris, the god of death. Kathleen Martinez, an archaeologist at the University of Santo Domingo, unearthed a tunnel 6.5 feet high and 4,300 feet long about 43 feet underground in the temple. This temple is located west of the ancient city of Alexandria. Two alabaster sculptures from the Ptolemaic period and several ceramic pots were also found.
The excavations were led by archaeologist Kathleen Martinez of the University of Santo Domingo. Archaeologists said this is a very important find. In fact, this tunnel could eventually lead to the long-lost tomb of Cleopatra. However, Kathleen Martinez thinks there is only a 1% chance that Cleopatra is buried inside. Martinez said if the tomb is found, it could become “the most important discovery of the 21st century”.
it’s a miracle
Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities called the discovery a miracle in a statement released last week. Part of the tunnel is submerged under water. It is said to have happened due to frequent earthquakes in this region. Archaeologists suspect that the temple collapsed due to these natural calamities.
I found many things before
During previous excavations at the site, archaeologists found several other artifacts, including coins bearing the names and images of Cleopatra VII and Alexander. They also found carvings, statues of the goddess Isis, a mummy with a golden tongue, and a cemetery full of Greco-Roman style mummies.
was buried in the Magna Temple
Martinez, a criminal lawyer turned archaeologist, believed for many years that the former queen was buried in the temple of Taposiris Magna. After successfully asking the Egyptian government to conduct research in the area, they began the excavations. Although he has yet to find Cleopatra’s tomb, he has made several other significant discoveries, including a tunnel, over the past 15 years.
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FIRST POST: November 10, 2022, 4:25 p.m. HST