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Tunnel under Egypt could lead to Cleopatra's tomb






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Egypt is a land of mystery and wonder, full of ancient marvels. Archaeologists at a site near the city of Alexandria have made a huge discovery. They found a 1,305-metre tunnel. Architectural experts have called it an "engineering miracle". One of the archaeologists, Kathleen Martinez, believes the tunnel could lead to the lost tomb of Queen Cleopatra, who ruled Egypt over 1,000 years ago. Martinez has spent most of her life looking for the tomb.

Ms Martinez was happy at finding the tunnel. She also found a religious centre with three sanctuaries, a sacred lake, statues, gold, and a collection of coins with Cleopatra's face. Martinez's quest to find Cleopatra's tomb began in 2005. She said she admired Cleopatra as a historical character. She spoke of the importance of her team's work. If the tunnel leads to Cleopatra's tomb, it could be the most important discovery of the century.

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