Taposiris Magna temple in Egypt
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An Egyptian queen’s tomb?

Taposiris Magna temple in Egypt
Archaeologists believe Cleopatra and Mark Antony may be buried under the temple of Taposiris Magna, west of Alexandria, Egypt. (Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities)
Ptolemaic statue
A headless statue dating to the Ptolemaic period was found at Taposiris Magna. Near the temple, a cemetery has yielded 27 tombs and 10 mummies, two of them gilded. (Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities)
Funerary mask
A funerary mask that is believed to be Mark Antony’s was uncovered near the temple. The Roman politician and Cleopatra committed suicide after their defeat in the battle of Actium in 31 BC. (Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities)
Mummies at Taposiris Magna site
Two mummies were found in the cemetery at Taposiris Magna. Three shafts yet to be excavated may lead to Cleopatra’s resting place under the temple, archaeologists say. (Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities)
Mummy from Taposiris Magna cemetery
A mummy from the Taposiris Magna cemetery.

Egyptian archaeologist, Zahi Hawass, said the discovery of Cleopatra and Mark Antony’s graves could be even bigger than the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. (Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities)
Cleopatra bust
A bust of Cleopatra was discovered at the cemetery. (Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities)
Cleopatra coins
The team also found 22 coins bearing the image of Cleopatra. The bust and coins appeared to confirm the queen’s reputation as an attractive woman, a view that had been disputed by British researchers in 2007. They said a Roman coin showed her as a sharp-nosed, thin-lipped woman with a protruding chin. (Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities)