Friday, April 4, 2014

Sunken Ruins of Cleopatra's Palace

Cleopatra's palace sank long ago into the Mediterranean sea, but in the not to distant future visitors to Alexandria, Egypt, may eventually view the remnants of the palace via the world's first underwater museum. In a few years, you may be able to see Alexandria the way it once was deep beneath the sea. The areas of classical Alexandria that contained the ancient world's biggest library along with Cleopatra's palace have sunk beneath the waves, but now it looks as if the United Nations may step in and help Egypt show off these structures in a unique underwater museum.

If built, the museum could display treasures and monuments of her palace, which once stood on an island in one of the largest human-made bays in the world before it was submerged by earthquake in the fourth century A.D.

Until then we present for your viewing pleasure the following National Geographic documentary “Sunken Ruins of Cleopatra's Palace”.  

Plunging into the waters off Alexandria, we will join an international team of underwater archaeologists as they explored the submerged ruins of a palace and temple complex from which legendary Queen Cleopatra ruled, We will follow them as they swim over heaps of limestone blocks hammered into the sea by earthquakes and tsunamis more than 1,600 years ago. This international team is painstakingly excavating one of the richest underwater archaeological sites in the world and retrieving stunning artefacts from the last dynasty to rule over ancient Egypt before the Roman Empire annexed it in 30 B.C.

Sunken Ruins of Cleopatra's Palace

Underwater Archaeological Museum In Alexandria

Archaeological treasures in Alexandria bay will be exhibited in a futuristic underwater museum, facing the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, in the heart of the ancient city.

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