Egypt is a land of eternal mystery and wonder. It a paradise for archaeologists to unearth the latest ancient marvel. Archaeologists at an extensive excavation near the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria have just such a discovery. Kathleen Martinez, an archaeologist at the University of Santo Domingo, has most of her life to for the long-lost tomb of Queen Cleopatra. The queen over Egypt more than 1,000 years ago. Earlier this week, Martinez and her team upon an amazing find. They a 1,305-metre tunnel, 13 metres underground. Architectural design experts have it an "engineering miracle".
Ms Martinez was elated at the find. She the CNN news agency about what she , besides the tunnel. She said: "The excavation a huge religious centre with three sanctuaries, a sacred lake, more than 1,500 objects, statues, golden pieces, and a huge collection of coins Alexander the Great and Queen Cleopatra." Martinez's quest to Queen Cleopatra's tomb began in 2005. She said: "My perseverance should not confused with obsession. I simply Cleopatra as a historical character." Martinez of the potential importance of her team's work. She said that if the tunnel to Cleopatra's tomb, "it will the most important discovery of the century".