Sunken Civilizations part 2: Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, EgyptTRAVEL world's most beautiful things
Sunken Cities Of The Ancient World
Though finding Atlantis may still be a pipe dream, these cities, long submerged in the depths of their surrounding oceans, provide enough mystery and wonder to whet your imaginations
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.
This picture is circulating as an Alexandrian (Egypt) temple nearly two millenniums old that has sunk into the sea/ocean. It is not. It is an underwater cemetery project in Florida. I just think it’s cool. For all my mermaid lovers out there!