Cleopatra papyrus goes on display





Two fragments of papyrus featuring the handwriting of Cleopatra have gone on display featuring the latest discoveries in the search for her long-lost tomb.

The document with the Greek inscription, "make it happen," refers to a tax break for a friend of her husband Mark Antony. It is one of 150 artifacts in an exhibition featuring the latest discoveries in an intensifying search for her long-lost tomb.

Some of the items in "Cleopatra - the Search for the Last Queen of Egypt" which runs until January, have never been on public display.

The artifacts have been unearthed from the Egyptian town of Taposiris Magna. More recent recoveries are from deep in the Mediterranean Sea from the ancient cities of Heracleion and Canopus, where Cleopatra's palace was destroyed by earthquakes and tidal waves some 2,000 years ago.



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