Has the Hidden Location of the Tomb of Cleopatra Finally Been Found?

Taposiris Magna was just one of many archaeological sites in Northern Egypt until a rumor arose that the famous queen Cleopatra and her husband Mark Antony were buried there. After excavations at the temple and years of research, a Dominican archaeologist named Dr. Kathleen Martinez believes she is very close to unearthing the famous couple. 

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British archaeologist claims digital images show lost tomb of Queen Nefertiti

A British archaeologist believes he may have discovered the long-sought- for tomb of Nefertiti, the ancient Egyptian queen.

Dr Nicholas Reeves, a residential scholar at the University of Arizona, claims the tomb is hidden behind a ‘ghost doorway’ in the burial chamber of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings.

Dr Reeves’s research examines high-resolution scans of Tutankhamen’s burial chamber.

He says these show two hidden entrances, one to a store room, and one to another burial chamber, hidden behind the painted plaster of the walls of Tutankhamen’s own burial room.

If digital appearance translates into physical reality, it seems we are now faced not merely with the prospect of a new, Tutankhamen-era store room to the west [but] that of Nefertiti herself, celebrated consort, co-regent, and eventual successor of Pharaoh Akhenaten. Read more.

The Enemy’s Tomb

He had decided it was time to teach his orphaned niece of the coming of the dragonkin. He would tell her of the plight they brought to their people and the call to war her aunt and uncle had to answer. He would hold off for a few more years before telling her that she, too, must answer this call when the time came. He told her many things about the war but he could not tell her everything. Some truths are too painful with which to burden anyone needlessly, let alone a child. Bringing her to the tomb of his enemy was his way of recompense. After all, he believed the child should, even unknowingly, see her mother.

Intact, Packed Etruscan Tomb Found

An intact Etruscan tomb, complete with sarcophagi, a full array of grave goods and a mysterious marble head, has has been brought to light in the Umbria region of Italy, in what promises to be one of the most important archaeological findings in recent history.

Dated to the end of the 4th century B.C., the burial site was found by a farmer who opened a void in the earth while working with his plow in a field near Città della Pieve, a small town some 30 miles southwest of Perugia.

“It was a totally unexpected discovery. The area is away from the sites visited by tomb robbers and indeed the burial is undisturbed,” Clarita Natalini of the archaeological superintendency of Umbria, told Discovery News. 

Finding an undisturbed Etruscan tomb is an extremely rare event that has the potential to reveal more about one of the ancient world’s most fascinating and mysterious cultures. Read more.

Experts Confident that Hidden Chamber in King Tut’s Tomb Belongs to Nefertiti

Archaeologist Nicolas Reeves and the Egyptian Antiquities Minister are “ninety percent confident” that a hidden chamber in the tomb of King Tutankhamun is the resting place of the famous Queen Nefertiti. 

Queen Nefertiti was the queen of the controversial Pharaoh Akhenaten.  She enjoyed exceptionally more power and privilege than the typical Egyptian queen, ruling as co-regent with her husband.  It is even speculated by some experts that she might have outlived her husband and independently ruled Egypt under a different name. Her strikingly beautiful bust, which is on display in the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, is one of the most iconic Ancient Egyptian artifacts ever found. 

Reeves said that he has sent additional data to Japan for further study.  If his suspicions are correct, the tomb could be one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 21st century. 

Reeves published his claims on the tomb in an online article in August 2015. You can read his article here.

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Ancient Board Game Found in Looted China Tomb

Pieces from a mysterious board game that hasn’t been played for 1,500 years were discovered in a heavily looted 2,300-year-old tomb near Qingzhou City in China.

There, archaeologists found a 14-face die made of animal tooth, 21 rectangular game pieces with numbers painted on them and a broken tile which was once part of a game board. The tile when reconstructed was “decorated with two eyes, which are surrounded by cloud-and-thunder patterns,” wrote the archaeologists in a report published recently in the journal Chinese Cultural Relics.

The skeleton of possibly one of the grave robbers was also discovered in a shaft made within the tomb by looters. Read more.

King Tut tomb scans show '90 percent' chance of hidden room

LUXOR , Egypt, Nov. 28 (UPI) – Egyptian officials said Saturday there is a 90 percent chance there is a hidden chamber inside King Tutankhamen’s tomb, a find that could be one of the biggest Egyptian archaeological discoveries in decades.

Radar and thermal imaging equipment “strongly indicates the existence of a new burial chamber” behind the north wall of the tomb, possibly behind two hidden doorways, Antiquities Minister Mamdouh Eldamaty said Saturday.

“We said earlier there was a 60 percent chance there is something behind the walls. But now after the initial reading of the scans, we are saying now it’s 90 percent likely there is something behind the walls,” Eldamaty said at a press conference. Read more.

17th Century tomb full of coffins 'accidentally' discovered at Gloucester Cathedral

An amazing discovery has been unearthed at Gloucester Cathedral – completely by accident.

The team working on the Project Pilgrim scheme to redevelop College Green were working to install a lift to improve accessibility.

What they did not expect was to unearth a 17th Century tomb, complete with 17 coffins all bearing name plates with some in “extremely good condition”.

The discovery in the North Transept has stunned archaeologists after a hole was spotted when a neighbouring ledger stone was lifted. A flexible camera helped reveal the extent of the eight foot deep find.

Redeposited human remains were discovered beneath the ledger stone, including a number of skulls and leg bones. Read more.