Queen of Egypt “Qaluptra”

Archaeologists who have been searching for it for 20 years have revealed the location of the tomb of Qaluptra, the fascinating figure of ancient Egypt.


Cleopatra VII Philopator was Queen of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt from 51 to 30 BC, and its last active ruler. A member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great.[note 6] After the death of Cleopatra, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, marking the end of the second to last Hellenistic state and the age that had lasted since the reign of Alexander (336–323 BC). Her native language was Koine Greek, and she was the only Ptolemaic ruler to learn the Egyptian language.

According to foreign media reports, Queen Qaluptra who is popular even after thousands of years due to her enchanting beauty. Historians have been trying to find his tomb for thousands of years, but despite the passage of two thousand years, no one has been able to finish this battle, but now archaeologists have made an important discovery in this regard.

The Berlin Cleopatra, a Roman sculpture of Cleopatra wearing a royal diadem, mid-1st century BC (around the time of her visits to Rome in 46–44 BC), discovered in an Italian villa along the Via Appia and now located in the Altes Museum in Germany.

Archaeologist Kathleen Martinez from the University of Santo Domingo and her team, who have been working on the expedition for the past 20 years, said that there are clues that indicate that the tomb of Qalapatra was in Egypt. (Taposeris magna) may be found in the ruins of the northern coastal region.

Most likely a posthumously painted portrait of Cleopatra with red hair and her distinct facial features, wearing a royal diadem and pearl-studded hairpins, from Roman Herculaneum, Italy, 1st century AD.

The said team which has discovered a network of 1305 meters long underwater tunnels in the quest to find the tomb, the design of which is being described as an engineering feat.

Kathleen Martinez said that so far, more than 1,500 artifacts, including coins and statues of Alexander the Great and Queen Cleopatra, have been discovered during the excavation, but the most important discovery is the tunnels that lead to the Mediterranean Sea.

He said that during the search,

There were clues that indicated that Qalopatra’s tomb could be in the ruins of the northern coastal area of ​​Egypt (Tapeseris Magna) and now in the next phase, the lost tomb of Queen Qalopatra will be found in this underwater structure.

Kathleen Martinez also said that she had researched 20 sites in Alexandria, but none of them were the same (Tapocerus magna). Excavations so far have revealed the temple and tunnels of an ancient Egyptian goddess under the sea, and according to Kathleen, this is another indication that Qalopatra’s tomb is located here, as Qalopatra was associated with this Egyptian goddess. .

According to Kathleen, it is too early to say anything, but she is hopeful that Qaluptra’s tomb will be found here. If these tunnels lead to Qaluptra’s tomb, it will be the most important discovery of this century.

In this regard, the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism says that earthquakes have been occurring in this coastal area for centuries, due to which this area has collapsed and submerged in water, and the research team is going to dig underwater to find the tomb.

It should be remembered that Queen Qalopatra was the last ruler of the Ptolemaic Empire of Egypt who ascended the throne at a young age and ended her life by committing suicide at the age of 39 after ruling from 51 BC to 30 BC.

Many films have been made on this fascinating figure of history, but the world is still unaware of the complete facts.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 26 September 2022. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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