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NEWS: Cleopatra murder-mystery solved?

20130228-103448.jpgThe site of the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, where Cleopatra supposedly had her sister Arsinoe murdered (Source: Fox News).

“A Viennese archaeologist lecturing in North Carolina this week claims to have identified the bones of Cleopatra’s murdered sister or half-sister. But not everyone is convinced.

That’s because the evidence linking the bones, discovered in an ancient Greek city, to Cleopatra’s sibling Arsinoe IV is largely circumstantial. A DNA test was attempted, said Hilke Thur, an archaeologist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a former director of excavations at the site where the bones were found. However, the 2,000-year-old bones had been moved and handled too many times to get uncontaminated results.

“It didn’t bring the results we hoped to find,” Thur told the Charlotte News-Observer. She will lecture on her research March 1 at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh” – via Fox News.

Read more here.

There is definitely more conclusive evidence needed on this one before a conclusion can be reached…

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