Taposiris Magna was just another archaeological site in Egypt until a rumor arose that the tomb of the famous Queen Cleopatra and her lover Mark Antony may be there. This location rises and fades from public interest every few years, but now a new documentary, ‘The Hunt for Cleopatra’s Tomb,’ has brought it back to light once again. There are some interesting new discoveries at the site, including a couple of gold leaf coated mummies.
Cleopatra and Mark Antony were defeated by Octavian in the Battle of Alexandria in 30 BC. Their death, be it by suicide or murder, set one of the greatest archaeological mysteries into motion – the search for their lost tomb.
Historic sources claim that Octavian was impressed by the Egyptian ruler and so he allowed her to be laid to rest with her lover. The location of their tomb has never been found, but there is a persistent belief that the mummies of Cleopatra and Antony may have ended up at a site not far from Alexandria.