Alexandria-Lost Egyptian City Found

Alexandria-Lost Egyptian City
Alexandria — Quite ancient city. It was founded by Alexander the Great, and was once one of the largest commercial, scientific and cultural center. It was there Pharos lighthouse — One of the seven wonders of the world disappeared.
Alexandria lies in northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea. Off the coast of Alexandria, where there used to be a lighthouse of Pharos, was discovered palace of the Empress Cleopatra. Moreover, it was found no where else but under the water, where many years ago it sank because of the earthquakes and tidal waves.

Discovery
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. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of the goddess Isis and a sphinx. The Egyptian Government plans to create an underwater museum and hold tours of the site.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2336723/Ancient-Egyptian-city-lost-1-200-years-begins-reveal-secrets.html

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