Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Plunging into the waters off Alexandria, Egypt, divers explore the submerged ruins of a palace temple complex from which Cleopatra ruled, submerged into the sea by earthquakes and tsunamis more than 1,600 years ago.

This international team has painstakingly excavated one of the richest underwater archaeological sites in the world, retrieving stunning artifacts from the last dynasty which merged into the Roman Empire around 30 B.C.

Archeologists face technological and geological challenges excavating the site. Egyptian government keeps a tight hold and the seasons are against them. All Artifacts that are removed and studied, must be returned to the sea floor. Kinda weird!

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