A leading archaeologist in Egypt has announced he’s found the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony, the Times of London reports. Zahi Hawass believes the ancient lovers are buried beneath a temple near Alexandria, where he found a 400-foot tunnel. “We’ve found tunnels with statues of Cleopatra and many coins bearing her face—things you wouldn’t expect in a typical temple,” he said.
If he’s correct, the discovery would be the biggest news in Egyptian archaeology since Tutankhamun's grave was unearthed. But an Egyptologist said searching for royal tombs is an often “hopeless” endeavor, and that it would be unlikely that the lovers were buried together. Work on the site is set to resume in the fall. (Read more ancient Egypt stories.)