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Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt 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 t...

Lakagigar seen from Laki • The worst disaster in the history of Iceland started June 8th 1783. It was the largest lava eruption anywhere in the world in historical times. During the 8 months eruption, an enormous lava flow (more than 10 cubic km), extensive ashfalls and sulphuric gases releases killed thousands. But the worst cathastrophe was fluorine gases that poisoned and almost wiped out Iceland's entire livestock and led to a famine that killed 20% of the Island's population.