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~Lost city…

sunken city

Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters
of Cleopatra were discovered off the
shores of Alexandria.
A team of marine archaeologists,
led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio,
began excavating the ancient city in 1998.
Historians believe the site was submerged
by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly,
several artifacts remained largely intact.
Amongst the discoveries were the foundations
of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns,
and statues of the goddess Isis and a sphinx.
The Egyptian Government plans to create an
underwater museum and hold tours of the site.

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2 opmerkingen:

Forest-Dweller zei

So very interesting. My Son and I visited the sight and wondered around a bit. As always your blog is enchanting.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® zei

Thank you for the interesting post and the lovely link...I was mesmerized by all the photos.
Warmly,
Tracey