A brief item from AFP via Yahoo:

The short film "Cleopatra", made in 1899 by pioneering director Georges Melies and thought lost to history, has been discovered in a secret storeroom in France, his descendants said.

Lasting just two minutes, the film was the 202nd of 520 made by Melies between 1896 and 1912 and is considered a groundbreaking classic in the early history of cinema.

A designer, illustrator and Paris theatre owner, Melies gained international recognition with his film "A Trip to the Moon" in 1902.

But his career was short-lived and much of his cinematic work has been lost. He died in 1938.

... hopefully we'll get to see this soon. I've always been intrigued by this one ... the IMDB has it listed as a 'horror' movie.