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Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb

Tuesday, May 17, at 9pm CET

In the annals of world history, few names are as recognizable as Cleopatra, queen of ancient Egypt. Cleopatra VII was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty and the last pharaoh of Egypt. For centuries, archeologists have been searching for her tomb.  But there have been very few clues about the remains of this powerful ruler. But could this be about to change?

Secrets of the Dead: Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb follows Kathleen Martinez, a criminal lawyer from the Dominican Republic turned maverick archaeologist, as she embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of Cleopatra’s final resting place. Scholars have long believed that Cleopatra was buried in the ancient city of Alexandria which sank into the Mediterranean more than a thousand years ago. But Martinez believes Cleopatra had other plans for her body. Working with a team of Egyptians and local tribesmen, can the self-taught archaeologist prove the experts wrong?