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  • Mallory

    This is so cool. would be fun to go diving here. 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. I'm a huge ancient Egypt nerd.

  • Penny Christie

    "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. the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of the..."

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Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt - Lost for 1,600 years

Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt ~ Lost for 1,600 years, the Royal Quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria by French underwater archeologist Frank Goddio, who is still shocked by the discovery. Buried under mud are jewels and golden coins, temples, colossal statues and bronze artifacts that rise from the seabed. Amazing!

The New Library of Alexandria (interior), Egypt by Sebastià Giralt, via Flickr. www.bibalex.org/

I just love the ocean and all its wonders&mysteries.; How can you love something so much but be so terrified of it at the same time?

alessandria d'egitto: Antirodi (dal greco Aντίρρoδος, Antirrhodos) è un'isola sommersa nel golfo del porto di Alessandria d'Egitto. Qui vi si trovava il palazzo inabbissato di Cleopatra il ... - Cerca con Google

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.

The statue of an Isis priest holding an Osiris jar. It was found on the sunken island of Antirhodos in the ancient harbor of Alexandria. The statue is made from black granite. 4th C. BCE - 4th C. A.D.

Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria.