In The Quest for the Last Pharaoh of Egypto
Just drinking a cup of tea, she looks around and shows her smile while hiding her pushy astuteness. Her first impression also hides an intrepid journey full of adventures. She left her job at a law firm in Santo Domingo and decided to live like Indiana Jones for the last 12 years. She holds an undaunted determination and a sense of adventure like those who explored the Pyramids of Egypt, Kathleen Martinez is looking for the tomb of Cleopatra VII. Her perseverance is curse-safe.
More than one decade ago, she got rid of the traditional marriage life with kids. She decided to follow her mission in life…getting to know, protect and spread the cultural heritage of the ancient Egypt. She has visited almost all solid foundations around Taposiris Magna, and western Alejandria. In her search, she has found about 52 bedrooms, 8 underground chambers, and a complex of tunnels 35 meters down in depth. These are convincing signs that show the possibility of finding the remains of the last pharaoh who committed suicide by August 30 years B.C. and of her lover The General Marco Antonio. She says: “Just before starting my exploration, people thought that the temple of Taposiris Magna was never finished since apparently it was not considered as important. However, I could mention at least 2 of my great findings, the Sacred Lake, and one of the biggest Greek cemeteries in the world.
The sterile perimeter located 5 kilometers around the area was unsuccessfully explored by the Napoleon Bonaparte army in 1801. This thought changed completely when Martinez asked the ex-minister Zahi Hawass to renew the diggings once again. “We have systematically dug around the area since 2005. I started with 30 workers and 6 archeologists, but now the total number of workers has raised. In some seasons, I have even had around 75 workers and 17 archeologists. The number of workers depends on the goals set for each season”.
The most important discovering has been the foundation platform of Taposiris Magna. It shows why and how Ptolomeo V built it in 6 centuries. It is a limestone trail carved even before the Rosetta Stone and looking exactly the same as another stone found inside the Isis Temple in Filé Island southern Egypt just 8 kilometers from Asuán. “The Magna Stone is the most important discovery we have ever made. It is a remarkable and demotic hieroglyphic-written text. It is an actual decree and an updated version of the Rosetta Stone. The Magna Stone is 11 years older than the Rosetta Stone, yet they both belong to the same Pharaoh Ptolomeo V”.
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