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Egypt is a land eternal mystery and wonder. It is a paradise archaeologists hoping to unearth the latest ancient marvel. Archaeologists an extensive excavation near the northern Egyptian city Alexander have just made such a discovery. Kathleen Martinez, an archaeologist the University of Santo Domingo, has dedicated most her life to searching the long-lost tomb of Queen Cleopatra. The queen ruled Egypt more than 1,000 years ago. Earlier this week, Martinez and her team stumbled an amazing find. They uncovered a 1,305-metre tunnel, located 13 metres underground. Architectural design experts have called it an "engineering miracle".

Ms Martinez was elated the find. She told the CNN news agency about what she found, besides the tunnel. She said: "The excavation revealed a huge religious centre three sanctuaries, a sacred lake, more than 1,500 objects, statues, golden pieces, and a huge collection coins portraying Alexander the Great and Queen Cleopatra." Martinez's quest to find Queen Cleopatra's tomb began 2005. She said: "My perseverance should not be confused obsession. I simply admire Cleopatra as a historical character." Martinez spoke the potential importance her team's work. She said that if the tunnel leads to Cleopatra's tomb, "it will be the most important discovery the century".

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