WHERE IS CLEOPATRA'S TOMB?

 

 

Cleopatra poisons herself in a suicide pact with Antony and her hand maidens

 

 

A superb depiction of Cleopatra taking her own life, unlikely to have been by the handling of a snake, but could well have been by an asp in a basket of fruit. Most probably with a concoction of drugs to ease the pain.

 

 

 

 

 

The search continues for the resting place of Cleopatra. Her tomb has never been found. It is the dream of many an archaeologist to find the missing Pharaoh, Queen of Egypt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cleopatra VII n. el 69 AC en la ciudad de Alejandría + el 30 AC- Reina muy culta, hablaba 7 idiomas:griego, sirio, latín, árabe, hebreo, egipcio y varios idiomas africanos.Además tenía fama de poseer modales dulces, refinados y una sugerente voz, cosas que hacían de ella una mujer muy seductora.El 50 y el 49 a.C. los campesinos sufrieron graves hambrunas, se rebelaban y se unían a bandas de forajidos que causaban grandes males; la moneda egipcia se debilitaba y la lenta burocracia entorpecía la recuperación: el país dependía cada vez más de Roma.Viajó a Roma acompañada de una delegación de científicos, expertos financieros, artistas, arquitectos, y otros intelectuales. Resultado de esta visita fue la actualización del calendario romano y del sistema de contabilidad pública. Ella supo administrar a su pueblo sacando de la crisis económica.Julio César y Cleopatra pasaron juntos varios meses en Egipto y fruto de su relación nacería,Cesarión o Ptolomeo XV. Al regresar de Roma Cleopatra mata a Ptolomeo XIV su reino estaba en crisis; pestes , enfermedades , pobreza, malas cosechas y canales de riego abandonados.Marco Antonio y Octavio por afán de poder inician ayuda la Reina Cleopatra, terminando ambos en una tragedia y poniendo fin a la dinastía Ptolomeica. Cleopatra se suicida, al igual que Marco Antonio y Octavio se apodera del Reino egipcio, pasando a ser provincia romana.

 

 

 

The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra, the burial crypt of Marc Antony and Cleopatra VII, from 30 BC, remains undiscovered, thought to be somewhere near Alexandria, Ancient Egypt. According to historians Suetonius and Plutarch, the Roman leader Octavian permitted their burial together after he had defeated them. But Alexandria and it's suburbs were washed into the sea, some three hundred and more years after her death.

 

Cleopatra was the last of the "Ptolemies," a line of rulers descended from Ptolemy Soter, one of Alexander the Great's generals. Alexander, though he died at Babylon, was eventually reburied in Alexandria. Ancient writers often mention Alexander's tomb, but archaeologists have never found it or the tombs of any of the Ptolemaic rulers. 

We don't know where Alexander himself or any of the 15 Ptolemaic rulers of Egypt were buried. According to Susan Walker, an honorary curator and former Sackler Keeper of Antiquities at the University of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum. Walker suspects that Cleopatra's tomb would have been located close to other rulers from the Ptolemaic dynasty. If Cleopatra's tomb and those of the other Ptolemaic rulers were constructed in Alexandria, they would likely now be underwater or buried beneath modern-day development. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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