Adventures in Archaeology: Kathleen Martinez Berry’s Quest to Find Cleopatra

If Cleopatra’s final resting place were to be found by Kathleen Martinez Berry, it would be a true meeting of kindred spirits. A lawyer by training and an overachiever by nature, Berry was so fascinated by Cleopatra’s life that she traveled to Egypt without support nor government permission in hopes of finding the Egyptian queen’s tomb. Aiding Berry was an unstoppable attitude, and a theory that would help her make discoveries that even trained archaeologists missed. Undeterred in her search for the famous queen, Berry tells Arabic Knowledge@Wharton, “When I think to do something, I go all the way until I get it.”