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Where is Cleopatra buried?

MMDE: Cleopatra's tomb is in a known location in Egypt

Current: Cleopatra's tomb has never been found

At one time she was the most powerful woman in the world. Lover of Mark Anthony and Julius Caesar, Cleopatra was Egypt's last Queen.

So you'd have thought being so well-known and documented, the location of her tomb would be certainly known all along. It turns out, however, that's not the case, and in fact despite many false starts her final resting place is a complete mystery.

She died aged only 39 in 30 BC, supposedly allowing herself to be bitten by a cobra, whereas historians now say she poinoned herself using a sharp implement like a knife or hairpin.


Cleopatras' death has been depicted in many works of art throughout history, right up to  modern times with the Hollywood treatment from Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

The best the Egyptian autorities can do when placing the tomb of Cleopatra is near or in a temple of Taposiris Magna, southwest of Alexandria.