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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.