Theodore MayMay 6, 2009 06:29Updated May 30, 2010 12:54
ABUSIR, Egypt — They are characters straight out of central casting.
Kathleen Martinez, a soft-spoken camera-shy Dominican archaeologist, is the brain behind the operation. Zahi Hawass, Egypt’s media-hungry leading archaeologist, is the publicity brawn, a modern day Indiana Jones who courts international media attention by donning his leather hat and scouring the Egyptian deserts for lost treasure.
Together they may be on the verge of Egypt’s most important archeological discovery: the tomb of Cleopatra and Marc Antony.