For me, archaeology is not a just a job. It combines everything that I could want - imagination, intellect, action, and adventure.

— Zahi Hawass

Dr. Hawass gazing at the site of Taposiris Magna
Dr. Hawass gazing at the site of Taposiris Magna

(Photo: Maggie Bryson)

Dr. Hawass and Dr. Kathleen Martinez have been conducting excavations at Taposiris Magna for the past three years. They have made many interesting discoveries during this time, such as the head of a statue of Cleopatra, coins bearing the face of Alexander the Great, a royal statue, mummies, and a mask that may show the face of Mark Antony. They have also completed a radar survey of the site, which revealed particular areas of interest for excavation.

Location

Egypt
30° 34' 12" N, 29° 18' 36" E

Location

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