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 Dig deeper into Taposiris Magna

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

Dig deeper into Taposiris Magna

Amateur archaeologist Kathleen Martinez revisits Taposiris Magna in search for Cleopatra’s tomb.The site gets its name from the presence of what is thought to be a temple dedicated to Osiris, the god of the dead, highlighted below.

  Kathleen Martinez’s Quest to Find Cleopatra’s Tomb

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

Kathleen Martinez’s Quest to Find Cleopatra’s Tomb

Amateur archaeological sleuth Kathleen Martinez's quest to find Cleopatra's tomb took her to a temple complex known as Taposiris Magna, which is located 25 miles west of Alexandria, Egypt. Could it be the site of Cleopatra's lost tomb?

 Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb: About the Film

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb: About the Film

Join Kathleen Martinez, criminal lawyer turned maverick archaeologist, as she searches for Cleopatra's lost tomb. Very little evidence remains of Egypt's last queen, but a radical new theory has led Kathleen to look where no one else has dared -- and her hunch is paying off as she stuns the archaeological establishment with her discoveries of incredible artifacts, a network of mysterious tunnels, and even a vast city of the dead dated to the time of the Queen and her Ptolemaic dynasty. Now Kathleen has made her biggest breakthrough so far: a 35-meter deep underground shaft that, according to the experts, has all the hallmarks of a royal burial shaft. Could Kathleen be closing in on Cleopatra's final resting place?

 Examining the petroglyphs on the Rock of the Ingá

Carthage's Lost Warriors

Examining the petroglyphs on the Rock of the Ingá

Countless figures and symbols have been engraved into the monolith since the Itacoatiara culture existed in Rio Paraíba. At an early stage local archaeologists noticed that many of the petroglyphs on the Rock of the Ingá displayed similarities with writing from the Old World in classical times.

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Bones of the Buddha

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The mystery surrounding the bones of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years ago, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India.

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Bones of the Buddha

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The mystery surrounding the bones of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years ago, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India.

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Ultimate Tut

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More than 90 years ago, in 1922, in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter made the greatest archaeological find in history: the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and its golden treasures worth nearly a billion dollar. Carter’s find made Tutankhamun the most famous pharaoh in ancient Egyptian history. But the real story of King Tut has become shrouded in myth, with many mysteries around his tomb unsolved to this day.

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Ultimate Tut

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The documentary answers the persisting questions surrounding Tutankhamun: who was he; how did he die; why was his tomb found intact; and what makes his mummy unique?