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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. 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.

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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 ...

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5/19/2007: Tampa based Odyssey Marine Exploration is enjoying what is being called the richest shipwreck treasure ever found. Their discovery of more than 500,000 silver and hundreds of gold coins from a wreck site in the Atlantic Ocean is a modern day treasure hunters dream come true.

$500-million Sunken Treasure Found Off Coast of Florida

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Underwater....Now this is something I'd love to see.

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Boat underwater off Malta.

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12/30/09: Egyptian archaeologists lifted an ancient granite temple pylon out of the waters of the Mediterranean, where it had been lying for about centuries as part of the palace complex of Cleopatra, submerged in Alexandria’s harbor. The pylon, which previously stood at the entrance to a temple of Isis, is to be the showpiece of an ambitious underwater museum planned by Egypt to display the sunken city, which is supposed to have been collapsed into the sea by earthquakes in the 4th century.

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Titanic ruins

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rusted prow of R.M.S. "Titanic" ocean liner...

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National Geographic Releases Stunning New Images Of The Titanic Ruins

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Images of a shipwreck found in the Gulf of Mexico showed that its wooden construction has been destroyed by underwater organisms, but copper sheeting that protected the ship's hull also helped it retain its shape. By CNN Wire Staff, Thu May 17, 2012

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Artifacts discovered at the wreck site included ceramic plates, platters, and bowls. A wide variety of glass bottles for liquor, wine, medicine and food were also found -- including some of their original contents. By CNN Wire Staff, Thu May 17, 2012

200-year-old shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico

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An anemone rests on a collection of muskets that belonged to the ship. These weapons could indicate what the ship was used for and where it was going. By CNN Wire Staff, Thu May 17, 2012

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Sir Francis Drake was an adventurer and a true pirate of the 16th century. Drake is credited with being the1st Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. He led several voyages, many of them aimed at capturing Spanish territories and taking their treasure. While he made enemies with Spain, he enchanted Queen Elizabeth I, it is believed that she would fondly call him "my pirate." The English explorer was buried at sea 400 years ago. Entrepreneur Pat Croce is on a mission to find his coffin.

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200-year-old shipwreck discovered in northern Gulf of Mexico. By CNN Wire Staff, Thu May 17, 2012

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Entrepreneur Pat Croce dives over the ribs of a ship believed to be part of the wreckage of 16th century ships Delight and Elizabeth. Croce and the diving team measure the shipwreck found off the coast of Panama.

Voyage to bottom of the sea for Sir Francis Drake's remains

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Off the shores of Alexandria, the city of Alexander the Great, lies what is believed to be the ruins of the royal quarters of Cleopatra. A team of marine archaeologists led by Frenchman Franck Goddio made excavations on this ancient city from where Cleopatra, the last queen of the Ptolemies, ruled Egypt. Historians believe this site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves more than 1,600 years ago.

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UNESCO estimates there are as many as 3 million sunken ships scattered across the bottom of the world's oceans. By Eoghan Macguire for CNN, Wed, March 14, 2012

Why scouring sea for sunken treasures is big business

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maps of Real Sunken ships - Bing Images

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Real Sunken Pirate Ships - Bing Images

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Most Incredible Sunken Ships On Earth - Paperblog

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Although the discovery of the RMS Titanic's remains were a great find, The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor. Care to go exploring?

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Map of the Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes...love this!

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New photos of The Titanic: I always have been fascinated by shipwrecks.

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