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Diving On Cleopatra's Palace

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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 05:32 AM
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I just love this sort of thing.

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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – Plunging into the waters off Alexandria Tuesday, divers explored the submerged ruins of a palace and temple complex from which Cleopatra ruled, swimming over heaps of limestone blocks hammered into the sea by earthquakes and tsunamis more than 1,600 years ago.

The international team is painstakingly excavating one of the richest underwater archaeological sites in the world and retrieving stunning artifacts from the last dynasty to rule over ancient Egypt before the Roman Empire annexed it in 30 B.C.

Using advanced technology, the team is surveying ancient Alexandria's Royal Quarters, encased deep below the harbor sediment, and confirming the accuracy of descriptions of the city left by Greek geographers and historians more than 2,000 years ago.

Since the early 1990s, the topographical surveys have allowed the team, led by French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio, to conquer the harbor's extremely poor visibility and excavate below the seabed. They are discovering everything from coins and everyday objects to colossal granite statues of Egypt's rulers and sunken temples dedicated to their gods.




A diver inspects a quartzite block with an engraving of a Pharaoh, indicated by hieroglyphic inscriptions on the stone as Seti I, father of Ramses II.



A diver inspects limestone blocks that form part of the ruins of the Temple of Isis on the royal island of Antirhodos.



Recently excavated pottery.



Recently excavated artifacts.


Alexandria, Egypt, Tuesday, May 25, 2010. An international team of archaeological divers led by French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio is using advanced technology to explore the submerged ruins of a palace and temple complex from where Queen Cleopatra ruled, painstakingly excavating one of the richest underwater archaeological sites in the world and retrieving stunning artifacts from the last dynasty to rule over ancient Egypt before the Roman Empire annexed it in 30 B.C.


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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 05:51 AM
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Seems you were beaten by 3 minutes


Already posted here, but thanks both of your posting


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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 07:00 AM
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Oh goodness gracious me.



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