Cleopatra’s Underwater Palace

Today, I will take you on a  new trip we will go on a trip in time. I will take you to Alexandria, in Cleopatra’s palace. Take my hand take a deep breath and lets dive in the history. Down at the bottom of the sea  is the palace that had been forgotten for many centruries. The palace dates since Cleopatra’s time.Strabo in his writings was telling about a royal house on  Antirhodos in 27BC. Following, Strabo writings in 1990 a team from the European Institute of Underwater Archeology( IEASM) received the permission to explore the Eastern Harbor where was the Ptolemaic royal quarter. After years of researching and mapping, Franck Goddio, the leader of under water archeological team found in 1998, the royal palace of Cleopatra.

Let’s go for a walk in this underwater palace, you can see  what used to be the marbles floors, the red big columns, the kilns  and basins. You can also see the great big statues  of divinities. There is a big grey-granite sphinx, that  represents Cleopatra’s father.Black-granite-sphinx-made-of-stone

We will go also to see the small temple dedicated to Isis Goddess. We can also see the life- size of  a shave-headed Egyptian priest of Isis. csm_03-ALEX98_CG114_8563b1f48a

The palace was sunken most probably during the earthquake from 365 A.D that was followed but a tided wave.

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Here is a video that I found, where  you can see more of our underwater trip. Bellow the video is a link where u can see more pic. I hope you enjoyed this trip..

http://www.franckgoddio.org/projects/sunken-civilizations/alexandria.html

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