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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!

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.

Egypt...sunken ship - could there be ghosts there?

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."

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.

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