A statue of the Egyptian goddess, Isis, found in the sunken city of Heraklion. The city sank under the Mediterranean sea over 1200 years ago.  Believed to be a legend until it was discovered by accident in 2001, the city of Heraklion, home of the temple where Cleopatra was inaugurated, was one of the most important trade centres in the Mediterranean area before it disappeared into what is now the Bay of Aboukir.

A statue of the Egyptian goddess, Isis, found in the sunken city of Heraklion. The city sank under the Mediterranean sea over 1200 years ago. Believed to be a legend until it was discovered by accident in 2001, the city of Heraklion, home of the temple where Cleopatra was inaugurated, was one of the most important trade centres in the Mediterranean area before it disappeared into what is now the Bay of Aboukir.

#Cleopatra's Royal Quarters found in Alexandria, Eqypt by French underwater acheologist Frank Goddio. Lost for 1,600 years, historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, artifacts remained largely intact.

#Cleopatra's Royal Quarters found in Alexandria, Eqypt by French underwater acheologist Frank Goddio. Lost for 1,600 years, historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, artifacts remained largely intact.

I remember the National Geographic's article on Pompeii, and since then, I've wanted to go there. In the year 79 AD, Italy's Mt. Vesuvius erupted with superheated ash that rained fiery death on several Roman cities nearby. But none was hit harder than vacation town Pompeii, which was buried in a thick layer of broiling ash in a matter of seconds.

I remember the National Geographic's article on Pompeii, and since then, I've wanted to go there. In the year 79 AD, Italy's Mt. Vesuvius erupted with superheated ash that rained fiery death on several Roman cities nearby. But none was hit harder than vacation town Pompeii, which was buried in a thick layer of broiling ash in a matter of seconds.

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