This is more exciting than titanic for me - 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 Lost, 1 600 Years, Cities, Cleopatra, Alexandria Egypt, Palaces, Ancient Egypt, Royal Quarter, Gold Coins
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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 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!
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.
This painter's palette was carved from a single piece of ivory and tinted with red and black stain. Six oval wells contain cakes of pigments including blue, green, brown(?), yellow, red, and black. The oval cartouche at one end encircles the throne name of Amenhotep III, Nebmaatre, and the epithet "beloved of Re."