"the" Mrs. Astor

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt announced this past weekend that archeologists believe they have found the tomb of Cleopatra. In tunnels leading up to the still-unopened crypt, statues and coins of the last Pharoah were found as well as a bust of her lover, Mark Antony. If true, it would tend to suggest that not only were there still faithful followers of Cleopatra, but that Octavius might not have been the heartless politician so often painted and that he pitied her enough to allow that tomb (and that bust) to honor her royal heritage.

I never read of what Octavius did with Mark Antony's body, but if it happens to be found next to her's my faith in everlasting love will be fulfilled. There is reference to Octavius allowing them to be buried together; they will have been together since 31 B.C.


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