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Chinese scientist Ng Tze-Chuen visits Dominican Republic for the first time to work in the construction of a high tech robot to search for Cleopatra’s tomb

Santo Domingo.- The feat of Dominican archaeologist Kathleen Martinez, which has circled the globe with her project “In search of Cleopatra’s tomb,” continues attracting the attention of the world’s scientific community. And that’s the reason the scientist of Chinese origin Ng Tze-Chuen, known for his successful projects at NASA and the Russian Astronomy Center, will visit Dominican Republic for the first time.

Ng Tze-Chuen will spend two days on Dominican soil, during which he’ll define the needs which Dr. Martinez’s exploration has its final phase of the search of the tomb of Cleopatra, the last queen of the Nile. The scientist has sought to contribute by volunteering his knowledge to the project, noting its extreme importance for universal archaeology, as a result of the publication by National Geographic Magazine on the work carried out by the Dominican archaeologist. After his visit Ng Tze-Chuen will travel to Hong Kong to work in the design of a high tech robotic device that allows easier and more accurate access to the entangled Egyptian ruins.

During his stay in the country he’s scheduled to visit Foreign Relations minister Carlos Morales Troncoso and Santo Domingo Catholic University director, reverend Ramon Alonso Beato.

“Ng Tze-Chuen and I are joined by common things, he’s a dentist dedicated to the invention of robots and research devices and I’m a lawyer with a passion for archaeology. Both of us are chasing our dreams,” said Martinez after revealing that it’s the first time that a scientific personality of such importance comes to Dominican Republic.

Among Ng Tze-Chuen’s most important projects figure the robot built to enter the Great Pyramid at Giza, in Egypt and supports the Russian space program for the ongoing exploration of Fobos, Mars’ largest moon.

Kathleen Martinez

Five years ago Kathleen Martinez abandoned her traditional lawyer practice to seek her dream of searching for the tomb of the Ptolemaic dynasty’s last Pharaoh, Cleopatra VII, a woman whose attributes include even the reverence from the great Marc Antony, of whom history says risked everything for her.

She heads the team of archaeologists which has uncovered more than sufficient evidence to conclude that the tombs of the legendary Pharaohs could be beneath the temple of Taposiris Magna, in the outskirts of Alexandria, Egypt.

Martinez has become the only Latin American woman archaeologist allowed to excavate in Egypt and carries the Dominican Republic name very high, and the reason behind her affirmation that she hasn’t ceded her rights to anyone else because she really wants the discovery to be a Dominican accomplishment.

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12 comment(s)
Written by: MrThelmoAlmeydaRancier, 10 Aug 2011 12:14 PM
From: United States, NJ
that is what i call, putting dr on the map, more should follow as well as supporting her.

Written by: DRzCalderon, 10 Aug 2011 7:48 PM
From: United States

Everything you just said can be related with every country. But you were right about one thing, WE ARE on the map.

DR is known for it's amazing talent in Baseball
DR is Well known for it's Amazing Music
DR is known for it's amazing culture that we share through Tourism
And now DR will be known for having one hell of an Explorer.

So please and HATE HARDER.
Written by: anthonyC, 10 Aug 2011 8:11 PM
From: United States
Written by: DRzCalderon,

DR is Well known for it's Amazing Music

No its not. Nobody really cares about Bachata or Merengue.

DR is known for it's amazing culture that we share through Tourism

The DR tourism is famous for all-inclusive beach resorts...What Culture is there in Punta Cana?

And now DR will be known for having one hell of an Explorer.

A lot of press for a woman who has accomplished........Nothing!!!
Written by: DRzCalderon, 10 Aug 2011 10:16 PM
From: United States
Oh anthonyC, another former cynic

Merengue and Bachata has been heard all around the world. From Japan to Russia.
Even people in America know What Merengue is as much as Salsa. as for Bachata well, when you have a band like Aventura sell out the Madinson Square guarden 4 TIMES in a row in NY in which no Latin artist has done as of yet, then Well yeah many care about Bachata. As for me stating Japan and Russia listening to these two genres, go look it up. I'm not lying.

We have culture quite similar to that of PR and Cuba. But only different in detail. The culture in DR can be found everywhere. Wether in Punts Cana or even the urban streets of Santo Domingo. Our culture is everywhere. Even in Washington Heights Manhattan our culture is impossible to go unnoticed.

As for our fellow explorer, believe she will uncover Cleopatra. And once she does you'll hear from her again.

DR stands out remarkably. As for you haters it's ok. Hate and state all the negatives you want. It won't
Written by: hernandez5482, 11 Aug 2011 9:00 AM
From: United States, Vivir sin Patria, es lo mismo que vivir sin Honor.
I am happy to see her thriving in her field and expanding her horizons, she is a very good example of what can come of dedicating yourself to your job with passion. It makes all the difference when you love what you do, it is not a job anymore it becomes an obsession and a way of life. I am saying this because I am in photography and when I am at work I loose the notion of time and concentrate 100% on the task at hand. People have to choose their careers based on what their passion is not greed.

And people don't pay any attention to the haters that try to sabotage any article illustrating progress or something positive for DR. People that can spend their time writing comments with the sole purpose of degrading and nothing more should be ignored, it is funny these dudes are not even Dominican.
Written by: Yucahu, 11 Aug 2011 9:23 AM
From: United States, Miami
Bravo Kathleen! Viva RD!! We got a lotta good people on that island. We also got a lotta good people outside of the island. If only we could put all the bad people on another island?
Written by: Perez, 11 Aug 2011 6:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic
You go Kathleen!! uncover them wonders!
Written by: ojedamaggiolo80, 12 Aug 2011 11:35 AM
From: Dominican Republic
Que viva La Republica Dominicana Carajo!
Written by: Veristhorne, 21 Aug 2011 1:19 PM
From: United States, Monterey Bay, Caliornia
Your accomplishments are impressive to say the least, an inspiration and a blessing to us all.
I once flew into Cairo and left by ship; the paperwork regarding the stamps in my passport was an insurmountable obstacle to my leaving the country for hours until a well-placed "contribution" was made. I believe you must have charmed the Sphinx with your smile.
I think your greatest accomplishment is following your heart, that is the hardest to do...your archeological success flows from that. Best Wishes and always, Gambate!
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