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…
Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt ~ Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. Several Eqyptian artifacts were found in the sea by French underwater archeologist Frank Goddio. Granite statues, jewelry and gold coins are some of the treasures retrieved.
Unmasked: The real faces of the crippled King Tutankhamun (who walked with a cane) and his incestuous parents
King Tut's grandmother Queen Tiye, the mother of Pharaoh Akhenaten. The hairpiece behind her is believed to have been made up of her own hair. It has not disintegrated because of the mummification process and the dry conditions within the tomb. She was the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III
Nefertiti - who was the chief wife of the Pharoah Akhenaten and was the step-mother of Tutankhamun. She ruled alongside Akhenaten during the eighteenth dynasty (1550-1292 BC). Nefertiti means, “The beautiful one has arrived.” Tutankhamun's mother has been confirmed as Mummy KV35YL, (her name is unknown) a sister of Akhenaten. In c.1348 BC Ankhesenamun was born to Akhenaten and Nerfertiti, making her Tut's half-sister. At the age of ten Tut married her. He died at the age of 19.